Chloe Dragon Smith
Land Relationships Consultant
Chloe Dragon Smith is a young Metis woman born and raised in Yellowknife. Of Dënesųłiné, French, and German heritage, she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. Chloe holds a degree in Earth Science from the University of Victoria. While educated in Science, she is keenly interested and has found her niche in working with people on the social/cultural benefits of the natural world, particularly where those values meet science and conservation. Today she works as a Land Relationships Consultant. Chloe is interested in all aspects of human relationships with land. She co-founded an outdoor learning program called Bushkids that aims to get kids outside, connecting with land, through the public education system. She also works in Indigenous-led land conservation, and was a member of the National Advisory Panel for the Pathway to Canada Target 1 (Aichi Target 11). Chloe believes that the current conversation around climate change is a huge opportunity to bring people together, and ultimately repair relationships with land.