Ariel Caldwell is a Teen Services Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, and coordinates the Connection to Kith and Kin program. As the Teen Librarian for northeast Vancouver, she’s worked closely with a strong, vibrant, urban Indigenous population for 6 years, and these relationships formed the basis for Connections to Kith and Kin. Ariel also teaches Services for Young Adults at UBC’s iSchool, with a focus on working with marginalized youth, and received the Community Recognition Award from Pacific Community Resources Society in 2019. She presented on Connections to Kith and Kin at the BC Library Association Conference in 2019.