It is a gift to experience life beside you. And it is important that we continue to work so that all beings, including oneself may live well in our own way and experience this truth. Born in Oshawa, Ontario on Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosauneega Confederacy land, I grew up there with my mother, two older brothers and saw my father on Thursday evenings and on every other weekend. My mother comes from English, Irish and Scottish ancestry while my father comes from Jamaican ancestry. I moved to Tsimshian territory (Terrace, BC) in 2011, which became the beginning of my passion for exploration, cultural awareness and uncovering truth beyond the story’s mainstream society tells, and beyond the stories our own minds tell.
I am an alumnus of Canada World Youth’s Youth Leaders in Action International Exchange Program and I speak basic conversational French, Spanish and am beginning to learn Sm’alygyax (Tsimshian language). I love experiential learning and community-grassroots work. I’ve worked as a Lifeguard, Community Support Worker (with youth and adults with special needs), a tree planter and as management staff in tree planting camp, have studied yoga, spirituality and metaphysics through various self-development courses as well as courses in Sociology, Geomorphology and First Nations Studies at a university level.
Most recently I have been focusing my energy in my position as Youth Coordinator for Kitsumkalum First Nation. This position utilizes and expands on my experience working across and within cultures. In my actions, in all positions that I fill I intend to be a channel for love to awaken. With passion for community, let’s keep on keepin’ on.