Crystal Lameman is a mother of two and a proud member of the ᐊᒥᐢᑯᓵᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐃᐧ ᐯᔭᑰᐢᑳᐣ ᐅᐢᑌᓯᒫᐅᐧᔭᓯᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᓂᑯᑖᐧᓯᐠ amiskosâkahikan nêhiyaw peyakôskân, ostêsimâwoyasiwêwin nikotwâsik Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No. 6, where she currently holds the position of Government Relations Advisor and Treaty Coordinator. As part of these positions, Crystal manages her Nations Comprehensive Treaty Claim against Canada and Alberta. She is a researcher, policy analyst and passionate Indigenous rights, Treaty, and environment defender with a graduate degree in Indigenous Peoples Education. She is currently completing a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology (June 2023). Crystal is a co-author of The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada.
Centered on nêhiyaw worldview, practices, and ways of being. It is this way of knowing that is integral to her practice of diversity, inclusivity, and the building of antiracism within her chosen fields. Social and Environmental Justice principles, and objectives frame her personal and professional views on dignity, equality, ethics, access to services, equity, human and Indigenous rights. Her life’s work is centred on the advancement of Indigenous economic, energy, food sovereignty, and the realization of holistic wellness through her nêhiyaw ways of knowing and meaningful land-based practices.