Sarain Fox

Artist, Indigenous Activist & Ambassador

Sarain is Anishinaabe from Batchawana First Nation, just outside of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. She is passionate about empowering Indigenous communities and amplifying their voices, especially those of the youth. She is a multifaceted artist and activist who comes from a long line of storytellers. Her mother and great aunt are the oral record keepers of the family. They have passed down ancient teachings from generations of knowledge-keepers and have raised her to be proud of her Indigenous roots. As a result, Sarain has become a powerful and vibrant voice for the Indigenous community.

She is a dancer, choreographer, stylist, activist, brand ambassador, television host and content producer. A storyteller at heart, Sarain has combined these various mediums to create a compelling social platform for amplifying the voices of her people. She uses her platform to celebrate the immense knowledge and talent of Indigenous people, designers and brands.

Sarain’s screen highlights include the award-winning series, RISE (Viceland), Cut-off (Viceland) and APTN’s Future History. Her ability to dive into challenging social and cultural topics has gained Sarain an audience that is as diverse as it is engaged. She reaches folks across North America, and beyond, who share her vision for creating meaningful dialogue about Indigenous resilience and resistance.

In fashion, Sarain has leant her voice to international brands such as Sephora, Canada Goose, Nike N7 and Manitobah Mukluks. She sees each partnership and campaign as an opportunity to highlight her culture in the mainstream, share the stage with up-and-coming Indigenous talent and change the world for her people.


wednesday – 10:15am Main Stage

Time Icon 10 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

Main Stage Day 1 Kickoff

Join us at the Elevate Main Stage as we unite innovators for change. To unlock our full potential it’s going to take people who think differently. People who make things happen. People like you. Engage with world-class speakers who are ready to share ground breaking ideas and the latest innovations that will shape our future.

thursday – 01:35pm Creator Summit Equality

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Jane Mallett Theatre

Building Authentic Connections Through Storytelling

In today’s digital landscape, authentic storytelling is a valuable way to build genuine connections with your audience. How you tell these stories makes a difference. Sarain will focus on how companies can create equitable practices when working on building relationships with BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other diverse talent. It’s time to stand out from the crowd and build authentic brand connections with your talent.