Ramsey is a Metis youth born and raised in Northeastern Alberta. Throughout his life, he has been passionately involved in the Metis community and emergency services, starting as a volunteer firefighter at 16. Since then, he has worked across Alberta as a wildland firefighter where he has frontline experience with the impacts of climate change and fire exclusion on rural and indigenous communities.
This has led him to becoming an advocate for traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) being applied to wildfire management. In particular, the use of fire to care for the land while reducing wildfire risk, also known as cultural burning, a practice used since time immemorial by many indigenous peoples.
His passion for revitalizing cultural burning is also driven by the lessons he learns as an oskapewis and firekeeper during traditional ceremonies, which include the purposes of fire and our responsibility to care for Mother Earth. Currently, he is the Director of Emergency Management for Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, one of the 8 Metis Settlements in Alberta.