Bachelor of Science – Environmental Conservation | Concordia University
First Nations Health Authority Award Recipient
I come from the Tsilhqot’in community of Xeni Gwet’in and I was raised by my parents within a cultural lifestyle. I am the mother of my six year old son Treven, and I have been in post-secondary education for four years. I hold strong beliefs in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices that are rooted in my traditional knowledge background. I have been involved in several climate action, Indigenous land sovereignty, and clean energy summits, workshops, and meetings. My dream is to help my community develop and economically viable management legacy that is based on our cultural teachings.
“I thank NRTF and FNHA for supporting me financially and believing in my abilities to continue my post-secondary journey. I thank my parents, family, and community of Xeni who have always whole-heartedly supported me and provided me with the back bone to chase my wildest dreams. University is tiresome, difficult, frustrating and everything in between but it is those who both encourage and discouraged me that have helped me build the steady path I am on. I encourage those who are beginning to build their own paths to remember that you may not always, or never, know where you are going or what you are doing but it is remembering who and where you come from that will keep you moving. Sachenalyagh gulin, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”