Tori Cress is Anishinaabe from G’Chimnissing, an island community on the shores of Waaseyaagami-wiikwed (Georgian Bay, Ont.) in Williams Treaty territory. She has brought her passion for communications work and grassroots community engagement to the Keepers of the Water as our part-time communications manager. Her role includes communication strategy development, managing and maintaining the Keepers of the Water website, development and publishing a quarterly newsletter, social media management and expansion, and community engagement. Tori’s communication training, experience and skills have been nurtured and fully supported by the Idle No More National Communications team, including hands-on training at the Center for Story-based Strategy and as a mentee in the ReFrame Mentorship Program. Tori also brings her Anishinaabe worldview, cultural values and commitment to the Water is Life movement and to the Keepers of the Water organization.