Member of The Prime Minister's Youth Council
Raised in both Thunder Bay, Ontario and Eabametoong First Nation, Riley Yesno is a recent graduate from St. Patrick High School. At 18 years old, Riley is the youngest member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council working alongside Justin Trudeau, and other members of the federal government with a personal goal in mind: to create change for Indigenous youth in Canada. Riley is passionate about indigenous equity, education, mental wellness, and the importance of art programming for youth.
She is a strong leader who uses her voice to represent those who are underrepresented. She is a highly engaged community member, a youth facilitator, a public speaker, and a feminist. Riley currently lives in Toronto, studying political science and Indigenous studies at UofT.