I am Syilx Okanagan from the Similkameen. I’ve been a hunter, fisher and gatherer on the land my whole life. I enjoy the land, our people, the tmix, water, air and fire elements. Being on the land with the animals makes me realize that we need to speak for them.
I’m an activist for Indigenous Title and Rights and a knowledge keeper. I most recently organized with the re-think 150 collective and look forward to continuing to share learnings with settlers and other newcomers.
My career focus has been wildlife/fish management, land use planning, and the protection of our Title and Rights as syilx people – speaking for those without a voice, the animals and those yet to be born.