Patrick Wood is a member of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation located in Northern Manitoba. Patrick currently resides in his home community employed as the Director of Prevention, Alternative Care & Support Services with the Nikan Awasisak Agency. Patrick is Board Chair of Empowering Indigenous Youth in Governance and Leadership (EIYGL) and is a fluent speaker of the Cree language. His passion to help others also allowed him to do internship work with the Hamilton AIDS Network in Hamilton, Ont. and abroad in New Delhi India for 6 months working for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India under the National Institute of Social Defense.