Sean Vanderklis is Mississauga from Curve Lake First Nation. He currently resides in St Catharines, ON. Sean has a strong connection to the Indigenous community of the Niagara Region.
Sean has a passion and desire to create change. As such, through his volunteerism, he is:
Professionally, Sean works as a Journalist with the Niagara Dailies via the Niagara Falls Review and for Newstalk 610 CKTB as the co-host of the show, One Dish, One Mic – a radio program designed to discuss issues affecting Indigenous people.
For his work with One Dish, One Mic, Sean was the recipient of the 2020 CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships.
“With this in mind, Sean and Karl are the perfect choice for the CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships. Their One Dish, One Mic broadcast has brought Indigenous storytelling to the Niagara and Six Nations territory,” said Tanya Talaga, selection jury member and an award-winning journalist, author, speaker and filmmaker.
Though, Sean has recently accepted a position as an associate producer at CBC for its Indigenous flagship radio program, Unreserved.
When Sean is not working, he can also be seen on the Pow Wow trail. Sean is a Grass Dancer and frequently participates in Pow Wows province-wide. In the off-season, Sean often presents with two educational, cultural groups; Ohnia:kara and White Pine Dancers.
Sean’s worldview has been shaped by his various leadership roles. It is that worldview that Sean brings to the table when discussing issues affecting Indigenous people.
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