Hadih! My goal is to be able to strengthen our relationships to place, family, and community as we create a sustainable future for all beings. Land is paramount to our cultural integrity and survival and thus must be protected and restored. Humanity and Earth are in a desperate need of a revolution--of a better way to live and be and interact with one another. I believe our deep-rooted cultural connections to our homelands--our values, beliefs, and worldview--hold the wisdom of our ancestors which may enable us to protect and provide for our nations, people, and all beings. As such, I actively seek action-based methods and projects that create meaningful change in our communities and in our lives.
My knowledge and experience stems from academia with a Masters Degree in Indigenous Governance (UVIC) and Bachelors Degree with a double major in Anthropology and First Nations Studies (UNBC). More importantly, many of my lessons stem from years of listening and learning from Elders and knowledge holders. In their teachings and stories, a common moral warned of the pressing need to strengthen our culture and reconnect with and protect our lands.
My journey has led me all across Turtle Island to work for Indigenous peoples in the areas of research, curriculum development, facilitation, project coordination and management, as well as leadership positions on various boards and councils. I have been extremely fortunate to meet amazing people from around the world who share a similar passion to decolonize our lives!
I am also a mother and aunty and this is my biggest joy, challenge, and defining characteristic. My greatest hope is that our children live in a friendlier, happier, cleaner world than we do now.