Andy Breslin sees the acculturation of indigenous peoples as nothing less than bullying by the dominant, western culture. Believing that all people have a right to exist on their own terms, Andy engaged with Onaway in 1975. He worked as a volunteer during the first five years of the charity’s foundation; researching and visiting projects - during which he lived with traditional people and took part in many of their sacred ceremonies - writing articles for the Onaway newsletter, and using his communication skills to promote Onaway causes to audiences in the U.K. With a masters degree in communications, Andy rose in the communications profession to become the creative director of a leading advertising agency and, subsequently, a recognised consultant on branding. However, Andy continued to support Onaway and in 1990 he was invited to become a trustee of the charity - a position he has been proud to hold ever since.
David Watters has worked with The Onaway Trust since 1995. He has visited Palestinian refugee camps and North American Indians tiospayes - extended communities, as well as many regions in India. He began as a Trainee Trust Administrator then was quickly promoted to Trust Administrator due to his hard work and tireless dedication to our cause.