Tła̱lita̱’las Karissa Glendale is a an indigenous leader making a change in environmental injustices. She has been immersed in her culture from a young age, and has grown up in the rural First Nations’ village of Alert Bay, B.C.
Karissa has both Haida and kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw ancestry, and was taught the importance of protecting and preserving the Awinakola (the land, sky & sea). She strives to learn about all the traditional medicines that not only the forest but the ocean has to offer. You will often find Karissa out on the water or in the forest, off-grid and enjoying the outdoors.