A L’nu (Mi’kmaq) from the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community, John works in social and cultural development, health and education policy, and research and community development for Atlantic Indigenous communities—especially for Two-Spirits and Indigenous LGBTQIA+. He is a consultant in First Nations educational governance, Two-Eyed Seeing approach in education and research, post-secondary education needs, and areas that impact the health, well-being and educational outcomes of youth and Two-Spirits. John has led initiatives for curriculum development and cultural safety training in post-secondary education at Mount Saint Vincent, Dalhousie University, and McGill University.
John graduated in International Relations from Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, and Mount Saint Vincent University in MAEd in Educational Foundations. He is currently enrolled in McGill University as a PhD candidate, and is a member of the Canadian Nurses Association board.