Stewardship Coordinator

I am a member of the W̱SÁNEĆ nation from the Tseycum village and have been working with PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ since 2018 and with the Living Lab Project since 2019. Living Lab and PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ allow me to work in a culturally significant place called SṈIDȻEȽ; the first W̱SÁNEĆ village site. Working on the land and being with community members and knowledge keepers has allowed me to learn ancestral plant knowledge and traditional ways of being. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and have merged my two loves; art and plants. Creating place-based artwork of my homelands and waters allows me to educate others about the importance of native plant food systems and coastal medicines concerning the ecosystem and W̱SÁNEĆ culture.