Rylee Nepinak is 26 year old Anishinaabe who grew up off-reserve in Winnipeg’s Northend and is a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 Territory. His pronouns are he/him.
Rylee is one of the Co-Founders of Anishiative. A grassroots community organization that connects Indigenous youth to land-based education, Inner-city outreach opportunities, and provides all-inclusive wellness programming for Northern Communities.
Motivated by a state of emergency In Tataskewayak Cree Nation, Nepinak cycled across Canada raising money and promoting awareness about Indigenous youth suicide. Nepinak, who had no previous experience as a cyclist, finished his journey in 40 days and raised 30,000 dollars that were dedicated to being spent by youth in Tataskewayak.