Robert Lovelace is a former Chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and professor of Indigenous Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Bob has been an activist for Indigenous rights for many years, including defending his people's traditional wild rice gathering areas, and defend the land against uranium mining. He has been involved in speaking up for Palestine, including participating in the Freedom Flotilla II as a delegate on the Tahrir (June-July 2011).
Ehab Lotayef Is a Canadian Electrical Engineer of Egyptian origin. He is also a accomplished poet, playwright and photographer with several works in print in both English and Arabic. Ehab is an experienced human rights activist and organizer, with many years of experience, both in Canada and Internationally. He has traveled to Iraq and Palestine multiple times on fact-finding and solidarity missions. He is on the Steering Committee of the Canadian Boat to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. In November 2011 he sailed with the Tahrir, was detained and deported by Israeli occupation forces.
Kevin Neish is a retired marine engineer and life-long human rights advocate. He first visited Cuba in 1966 and returned in 1990 for solidarity/work tours. In 1989, he acted as a human shield for five exiled leaders of the Guatemalan opposition group RUOG, including Rigoberta Menchu, during peace talks. He faced paramilitary death threats and a car bomb attempt. Kevin worked as an official observer in elections in El Salvador in 2000 and 2009. During the Easter 2002 invasion of the West Bank, he volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement as a human rights observer and shield. More recently, Kevin served as a human rights observer in a Colombian prison where union and peasant leaders were held, and stayed with one of their threatened families as a protective witness, and worked as an International Solidarity Movement volunteer in Palestine. In 2010 Kevin was aboard the Mavi Marmara when it was attacked by the Israeli army. He has blogged about the 2015 voyage of the Marianne av Götenberg at http://kevinneish.ca
Christian Martel is a retired postal worker from Québec. As a member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), he was for many years head of the Québec section and respsonsible for international solidarity issues, as well as being a member of the Quebec Federation of Labour (FTQ) executive. He has traveled to the West Bank with solidarity delegations.