About Larissa

Larissa Crawford proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra, and is a published Indigenous, anti-racism, and climate justice researcher, policy advisor, and restorative circle keeper with over 15 years of experience. Larissa’s lived experience as an Indigenous and Black woman; a survivor of sexual violence and poverty; a person living with chronic pain disabilities and brain damage; having lived in both rural and urban settings, and as a young mother positions her to carry out her responsibilities as a future ancestor with unique insight and consideration.

Her role at Future Ancestors Services Inc. as Founder and Managing Director has become her most significant vessel of action in response to this reality. Future Ancestors Services is an Indigenous and Black-owned, youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances climate justice and systemic barrier removal with lenses of anti-racism and ancestral accountability. Through an intergenerational, disabled, and queer team of professionals and advisors, they provide speaking, training, research and consulting services, and influencer and interview services to +400 diverse clients. They do this while centring decolonized and Indigenized practices and are constantly reimagining how we can learn, relate, and work together in healthy ways.

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