I am grateful to be part of Songhees Nation Education Team as the new Education Liaison. My name is Ellie Dion, I’m Quebecoise and grew up on Wabanaki Territories. My spouse is Lkwungen, Quw’utsun and Lummi, part of the Albany on Songhees with ties into the Williams and the Thomas.
I completed a Major in Film Production as well as a Major in Political Science at Concordia University on Mohawk Territories, Iroquois Nations. Both my education and life experience became key in developing my media company Trickster Productions where I facilitate programs and the use of media to create community driven awareness projects throughout Indigenous communities south Island, the school district, through IED, and VNFC. This process has always been guided by mentors, Elders and knowledge keepers who are very generous with me. I am excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to Songhees Education in this role as an education liaison to Living Lab. I look forward to working with dedication, with all of you, for Songhees students, families, Chief & Council, Elders.