Anishinaabekwe from Eabametoong First Nation, and raised primarily in Thunder Bay, ON, Riley is an Indigenous rights advocate, student, and part-time writer who has contributed to publications including Macleans and the Toronto Star. She is also an alumnus of the Prime Minister's Youth Council. Riley is involved with international feminist conversations such as the Word Forum on Gender Equality and has participated in the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. Currently, she is on a national advisory board discussing a framework for First Nation’s Self-Determination and preparing for a TEDx talk on Canadian identity. She is most passionate about Indigenous rights, climate change and sustainability, issues surrounding women and gender, and the spaces where these topic areas intersect.