Alan Creighton-Kelly is a retired Adult Educator and Counsellor with South Asian/British roots. He is a former faculty member at Capilano University. His practice has been informed largely by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire and has focused on Indigenous Education, Prison Education, and outreach college and university programs for marginalised students and recent immigrants. His work with native and non-native communities spans the Arctic to the US border and across most of Canada. He has also conducted community development projects in various parts of the Americas, from the Yukon to Chile. Alan is a Founding Board Member of the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC) whose mission is to provide a platform and a physical space for Latin culture and artistic expression, through advocacy, educational programs and artistic performances. He has been an audience member and volunteer at Indian Summer Festival over the years, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the organisation.