Paul Carl

Committee Member




Paul Carl – Obiziindan animitagozi ombaashi noodin is Makwa Doodem of Anishinaabe Algonquin, Oneida and European ancestry and resides in Katarokwi/Kingston, Ontario. His elders acknowledge him as a traditional man in the community.  As of September 2023, he is retired, having worked at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre and the Indigenous Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University for 16 years. 


Paul has been involved with the urban Katarokwi Indigenous community for many years, which includes sitting on the Board of Directors for the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre, along with many City of Kingston and community committees, supporting and highlighting the urban Indigenous community. He was invited to be part of provincial and national committees, such as Kingston’s 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay and the 2010 Olympic Torch Run. In 2010, Paul was invited to be a selection committee member of the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards. 


In June 2011, under the guidance of his elders and community members, Paul and the City of Kingston proclaimed June as Indigenous Peoples Month within the City of Kingston. This included him gifting the mayor a talking stick on behalf of the community, which city staff and committees have used during meetings with the Indigenous community and visiting Indigenous guests in the City of Kingston. 


Paul feels there is a need to promote awareness and pride in the city regarding the urban Indigenous community and its long and sometimes forgotten history in the area. 


Since retirement, Paul has taken up flying drones, which he uses to promote Indigenous food sovereignty, climate change and Indigenous community events and stories through aerial footage.