Kelly King is a settler living in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. She has maternal ancestral roots in Poland and Latvia, and paternal ancestral roots in Scotland and England. Kelly graduated from Trent University with a B.A. in Indigenous Studies (2014) and from York University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies (2017). Her research focused on Indigenous histories of place, as well as settler identities and responsibilities, through community arts practices. Kelly is passionate about creating spaces to engage youth with traditional ecological knowledge and ways of connecting to the land and to each other. Through popular education methods and Indigenous approaches to learning, Kelly believes that by localizing our environmental perspectives, we can collectively make global differences.
Kelly King is the TRACKS Co-director, Education. She is in charge of all outreach and education programming including summer camps, in-school workshops, PA day programming, tabling and more.