Natasha is a born and raised British Columbian francophone. Feeling at home both on the West Coast where she grew up and Quebec where her family lives has taught her to reflect on at an early age how our connections with community and place shapes our histories and sense of belonging. She studied at the University of British Columbia and graduated with a BS in Global Resource Systems and First Nations Studies. Her studies provided her with the opportunity and tools to reflect on colonial history through a critical lense. Her deeply rooted passion for supporting Aboriginal rights, community empowerment, and health through community-based initiatives has been the focus of most of her work, student research, and volunteerism. She has worked for various Aboriginal organizations, groups, and First Nations communities, including the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, Native Brotherhood of British Columbia, the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan Committee, and the Wilderness Committee in partnership with the St’at’imc Nation and Tla-o-qui-aht Nation. She is currently working for the Provincial Health Services Authority Aboriginal Health Centre as the Project Coordinator for the Chronic Disease Prevention in Aboriginal Communities through Youth-Elder Engagement Project. She is passionate about supporting food sovereignty, learning about local histories, and enjoying a good deer stew!
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