Elliott is a First Nations Ojibway on his father’s side, and Mohawk on his mother’s, from the Garden River First Nation near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He values above all else safe and high-quality water for First Nations communities.
He is currently working at the University of Guelph as the Facilitator for Water Needs of First Nations Communities and holds a degree in Biotechnology from Fanshawe College. As part of his work with the University of Guelph, Elliott assists the RES’EAU team in building relationships with First Nations communities in Ontario. In the past, Elliott has done contract work with TrojanUV (Trojan Technologies), volunteered with Let’s Talk Science, a national not-for-profit science, technology, engineering and math youth outreach organization. He also plays football in a men’s amateur league in Ontario. Presently, he continues to devote his time through Let’s Talk Science, the University of Guelph and RES’EAU to working with youth in First Nations communities in Ontario, teaching and learning about the importance of water quality in their community.
Elliott values the hard work of the RES’EAU team and their efforts in working with First Nations communities across Canada. Through his work with RES’EAU and the University of Guelph he hopes to help First Nations communities achieve a satisfactory level of water quality. In the future, he hopes that his efforts will allow First Nations communities to be removed from Drinking Water Advisories (some of which have lasted as long as 10-15 years) and that they will be able to drink their water without fear of getting sick, or worse.