Georgina Riel/Waabishki Mukwa Kwe is a member of the Batchewana First Nations of the Ojibways, in Sault Ste. Marie (Bawating/People of the Rapids) located along Lake Superior.
She is the founder and CEO of RIEL Cultural Consulting. She an educational consultant, artist, Elder, traditional hand drummer, singer and dancer. Georgina currently lives with her husband and two sons in Kingston (Katarokwi/The Gathering Place) which is situated next to Lake Ontario Canada. Georgina is passionate about the arts in all of its beauty. She is the founding member of the Kingston National Indigenous People’s Day Festival which showcases a multitude of Indigenous artists, performers, musicians from First Nation, Métis and Inuit Nations across North America/Turtle Island, with emphasis on modern and traditional works from various genres.