Aluk Fontaine Richardson is a recent political science graduate from the University of Winnipeg, where she was the recipient of the Gold Medal for Achievement in a Major. Fontaine Richardson currently works as a junior research analyst for Apoqon Consulting, a boutique Indigenous consultancy firm, and serves as the co-director for Realize Radicalization, a student-led counter-extremism organization that aims to raise public awareness about radicalization. Beyond her work, Fontaine Richardson is an Anishinaabe, Cree, and Mi’kmaq woman and a proud member of Sagkeeng First Nation. Fontaine Richardson’s family inspired her passion for Indigenous advocacy, and she remains keenly interested in the topics of reconciliation, Indigenous self-governance, and Nationhood. She is currently planning to attend law school, where she hopes to focus her studies on Indigenous rights and sovereignty within the purview of international law.