I am of Sto:lo first nations ancestry. I have grown up and lived in Vancouver my whole life and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I am a graduate of the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program taken at Native Education College and now have a fulfilling career in silversmithing.
I am taking this challenge because I was raised by a single mother on welfare. So I know first hand how important it is for BC to raise the rates. $21/week for food is not enough. Growing up I tried to hide my poverty but now it’s time to put a spot light on this issue.