Samantha Loney is a Metis filmmaker and podcaster from Barrie, Ontario. Raised in Barrie, her family is the Laronde-Sauvage line from Mattawa. You may recognize Samantha from local Open Air Dunlop events, where she holds free workshops to teach Metis Beadwork Art.
Growing up in government housing, Samantha Loney is dedicated to give back to Indigenous youth who hold financial barriers to following their dreams. Samantha has spent her time helping Indigenous youth tell their stories by teaching free podcasting classes with Indigenous 150+ and creating her own program Metis & Me to specifically teach Metis youth. Her podcast Travelling Metis took her across Turtle Island to hear the stories of what being Metis means to people from every Metis Nation, which will be released at the end of September 2023. She hopes to bring this inclusivity to her time as councilor of the Barrie-South Simcoe Metis Council. Sharing the knowledge, she has gained from one Metis person to the next is her priority.