I am from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. I was born and raised here and have served 8 terms (16 years) as an elected Council Member for my Nation.
I am running as a candidate for the DNV Council to help build relationships between communities that call the DNV home. My grandfather taught me that “we must find a way to co-exist; we must find a way to work together”. After raising 3 children with my husband of 35 years, and now a grandmother of 5, I feel the need to weave our communities together more than ever.
My work experience required me to collaborate with various federal and provincial ministries. Specifically, I’ve served on many boards including the Aboriginal Advisory Boards of SFU; Capilano University; Burnaby School District; North Vancouver School District; and the Nautsamaut Tribal Council. Currently, I am on the Wild Bird Trust of BC, Indigenous Advisory Boards of Burnaby School District and Capilano University. I was recently appointed to the Board of Governors at Capilano University.
I have a Bachelor of Education from UBC and have taught with SD44 and SD45.
Local governments are at a precipice to affect important change. We must create livable, affordable housing for all who call North Vancouver District home and for our grandchildren one day. Municipalities make a real impact and I would love to become a voice for the citizens of this District.
My work experience will serve the DNV residents well, and I humbly request your vote on October 20th.
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