Juliana Speier is an emerging visual artist who recently graduated from high school and plans to attend the University of Victoria for biology and arts. The youth artist/activist is of mixed heritage and comes from the non-treaty Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet, BC. Her interests lie in painting and photography. Her work predominantly involves themes of nature, using it as a connection point for education on issues relating to both her Indigenous heritage and the environment. In 2017, Speier was part of an Indigenous emerging artist project with the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership, and in 2019 she will travel to Brazil for five months to volunteer at IPBIO, a biological research station in one of the national parks.