Interim President, Director of Housing, LGBTQ2+ Representative
Pixie’s heritage comes from her Father’s side, so does her humour. She grew up in the Fraser Valley on the traditional and unceded territories of the Stó:lō (People of the river) and Invermere BC, on the northwestern shore of Windermere Lake where her father’s family settled. Pixie has been on a few boards throughout her life and enjoys being able to serve our community by exploring safe and sustainable housing options for Indigenous people. Pixie is also a proud 2SLGBTQ, two-spirited person.
Director of Education
Director of Culture and Engagement
Taanishi, Carly Hale di-shi-nika-shoon (Hello, my name is Carly Hale) and I am a proud Métis citizen who can trace my lineage back to the Red River Settlement in Manitoba. Due to the diaspora of our people I was never raised in my culture or practiced my traditions. This disconnect from my culture created confusion and a sense of ambivalence toward my Métis identity which I have come to learn is a very common issue experienced by Métis people. Since connecting with my culture, I feel like a complete person. I have been an active community member of the FVMA since 2017. As a Métis social worker, I know that a connection to our community and culture are protective factors for health-related illnesses such as mental health issues. This is the driving force that inspires me to engage Métis youth, families and communities in our culture as it creates strong, healthy leaders for our Nation's future.
Director of Heritage and Language
Neesha was raised in Abbotsford, BC, on the unceded traditional homelands of the Stó:lō people. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to live, work and play on their beautiful territory. Neesha is a graduate from Simon Fraser University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science. She is a proud Cree-Métis woman of the Michif speaking people, with ancestral ties to the Red River Settlements of Manitoba. She is also proud of her East Indian/Punjabi heritage. Neesha is currently the elected Youth Representative at the Fraser Valley Métis Association (FVMA), where she actively works to bring the youth voice and perspective forward in all matters that affect the association.
Director at Large