Steven Koptie works with homelessness in the Toronto Aboriginal community. He is a graduate student at OISE completing a Masters of Education in the area of Community Development. Steven has over 25 years of community healing work in Canadian First Nations, both urban and remote reserve communities. His work on land claims, mental health, addictions, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and youth engagement have led to a strong commitment to change the trajectory of especially First Nations youth. Steven is active in consultations around reconciliation of colonial injustices and preparations to inform the Canadian public on the tragic legacies of Canadian Indian Residential Schools which all Canadians have been victims. Steven recently (December 2009) completed a Masters of Education at University of Toronto (OISE) with a focus on community development and community healing.