Chloe Dragon Smith was born and raised in Somba K’é (Yellowknife), Denendeh (Northwest Territories). Of Métis, German, Dënesųłiné, and French heritage, her mother is Brenda Dragon and her father is Leonard Smith. A dreamer and a poet at heart, she is always thinking about relationships between Lands and Peoples. Her work varies from education and on-the-Land learning to Indigenous-led conservation to climate change. True to her multilayered heritage, she feels a sense of responsibility to help create balance and build bridges and relationships in all she does.
After a long legacy of power and control by Parks Canada, this story imagines how Lands and Peoples could once again live in healthy reciprocity.