David Skene

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Faculty, NAIITS
Program and Garden Coordinator, Global Youth Volunteer Network

Dave Skene is Métis of Scottish, French, Menominee and Cree descent. Dave is married to Liz Becker and right now they make their home in Kitchener, Ontario.

Dave is the founding director of Global Youth Volunteer Network (GYVN), an international organization working to educate and then mobilize young people towards making a positive impact in their world. Dave has led numerous teams of Canadian youth on international volunteer and educational projects. He has taught on justice and community development across Canada as well as internationally. Dave’s current focus in GYVN is on issues of Urban Indigenous food security, Indigenous agricultural practices, and land based education.

Dave was a member of the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Canadian Leadership team from 1996-2016, and is now involved in a mentorship role with several YWAM Operating Locations in North America.

(Biography from naiits.com)

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Education Information

MA (Theology) specialization in Indigenous Community Development (Acadia University 2017)