Dyllon Longpeter

Dyllon Longpeter is an Anishnaabe-English, male, belonging to an affiliated community in Northern Ontario, Long Lake #58 First Nation. He has been living on the unceded Coast Salish Territory for 7 years and 4 months. He raises up his hands for allowing him to learn, work, and play on this beautiful shared territory. Dyllon Longpeter has a passion and determination to end racial and systemic discrimination. Youth coming out of the Foster Care System, who have been incarcerated, who are homeless, or any youth of color experiences discrimination. And, often times youth feel lost and no one cares. I want to help and advocate for youth to reach full access in support and services without having fear of being rejected. I want youth to know they are not alone and that someone does care. I want to be a positive role model and a leader for our youth; they need to reach their full potential, and I am 100% committed to creating a better tomorrow. I am a Youth Worker at Direction Youth Services, Detox Program, and Aboriginal Youth Safehouse, and working sometimes at Watari Youth Services, Housing Collective. Dyllon Longpeter enjoys being outdoors – going on hikes, going camping, swimming in lakes and just getting out of the city for a while. He likes hanging out with friends, by having a good dinner and spending quality time. Add him on Facebook @ThomasTrodd, and Instagram @Dyllonlongpeter