Dr Chelsea Bond (Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman) is Senior Lecturer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland and has worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker and researcher in communities across south-east Queensland for the past 20 years. She has a strong interest in urban Indigenous health promotion, culture, identity and community development.

Dr Marie Delorme (Métis, Canada), is CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies, Canada and serves on the boards of the RCMP Foundation Board, the River Cree Enterprises board, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, and the Alberta Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy. She is an advisor to two Universities and Vice-Chair of the Mount Royal University Board of Governors. Dr Delorme holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University, and PhD from the University of Calgary.

Professor Charles Menzies (First Nations, Canada, Member of Gitxaala Nation of northwestern British Columbia) is at the Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His primary research interests are in the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations' issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC. He has conducted field research in, and produced films concerning, north coastal BC, Canada; Brittany, France; and Donegal, Ireland.

Professor Poia Rewi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa) is Dean of Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, University of Otago and researches Indigenous language revitalisation, te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Māori oratory, Māori performing arts and Māori history. He has published extensively including as co-author on Whaikorero: The World of Māori Oratory and The Value of the Māori language: Te Hua o te Reo Māori. Poia has also worked collaboratively to create a series of innovative interactive Apps to teach te Reo Māori.

Dr 'Aulani Wilhelm (Hawaiian) is Senior Vice President for the Centre for Oceans Conservation International, Founder of Island Water, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business Social Innovation Fellow 2014. Aulani is leading a project that is in seeking designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine are as a National Monument and World Heritage Site in Hawaii. She is chair of the IUCN-WCPA Large-Scale Marine Protected Area Task Force, with more than 20 years of experience in natural resource management, primarily ocean conservation.