Ricky-Lee Watts (Aamiitlaa) is named after his late father and is Hupačasath Nuučaan̓uł through his mother. Living a life of interconnectedness and intentionality, he is a first-generation University graduate, passionate dreamer, traveler, motivational speaker, and visionary leader.
Experienced in working with Indigenous communities, universities, and government, he is currently an elected councillor for his nation, models with SuperNaturals Modelling, an Indigenous agency, and speaks regularly at conferences and with TakingITGlobal’s #ConnectedNorth Program. Ricky-Lee also recently created and oversaw Generation Power at Indigenous Clean Energy, an Indigenous youth clean energy and career training programme.
He loves connecting with people and inspiring them to embrace their power, to find beauty within themselves, their communities and in the world around them, even when it is challenging to do so. Leading with curiosity, passion and gratitude, Ricky-Lee brings forth love and dedication to being the role model he needed when he was younger.Identified as “young elder” by his colleagues, Ricky-Lee’s vision inspires values of ʔiisaak and hišukʔiš c̓awaak — respect for all creation having a common origin and that everything is one