Greetings, it is a pleasure to inform you that I have been appointed as the Lands Governance Officer for the Nation. In this role, I will be providing support to the On-Reserve Lands Administration Department. Specifically, I will be a key representative for the Lands Governance Department, working in conjunction with the Band Manager, Council, Protective Services Manager, Land Use Planner, Lands Management Committee, and Tax Administrator.
Before assuming this role, I held a few positions within the Nation, including Youth Worker, Executive Assistant to Chief and Council, and supported the Language Department.
During this period, I began my educational journey at Northern Lights College in Fort St. John, and at this institution, I successfully obtained my grade 12 Diploma and Social Services Worker Diploma. Following that, I furthered my education by completing a Social Work Degree through the University of Northern British Columbia. After a one-year Hiatus from academic pursuits, I applied to law school and commenced my legal studies in 2020.
Throughout my scholarly endeavors, I was the recipient of multiple awards and actively engaged in competitions. One of the most notable accolades I attained was being selected by the University of Northern British Columbia to be a representative on a short-term educational exchange program to Guangzhou, China. During this immersive experience, I had the opportunity to delve into the rich historical and cultural dimensions of China.
Furthermore, in my last year of law school, I was selected to be a representative for the faculty in a prestigious National Family Law Negotiations Moot Competition, in which my team and I achieved success. Participating in this moot competition against representatives from other law faculties across Canada was incredibly valuable and rewarding. Notwithstanding the diligent efforts invested in it, the 8-month preparation period allowed me to cultivate critical skills through the guidance of experience practicing lawyers. For the upcoming 2024 competition, I have been graciously invited to provide assistance to this year’s legal team.
I enjoy engaging in community service initiatives which includes serving on a board and advocating for the rights of women and low-income families. I also enjoy reading, writing, traveling and gaining knowledge about other cultures, hunting and spending quality time with my sons, being outdoors and learning our tradition with family and elders, gardening during the summer months which is a fun hobby that I learned in recent years, along with interior decorating, planning events and so forth.
I will not fail to mention that Doig had significantly contributed to my educational journey and I am highly motivated to apply my legal skill set in assisting the community in various capacities.
Overall, I am very pleased with the advancements made by our Nation and foresee a future that is both exciting and optimistic!