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Pixie Wells - 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.

Carly Hale

Carly Hale - 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.

Chris Kelly - Director of Education

More info coming soon!

Jacquie Tourand - Director of Heritage and Language

More info coming soon!

Christian Lagrange - Director at Large

More info coming soon!

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Jennifer Sanderson - Membership and Media Representative

Jennifer is the manager of Media and Membership. She runs the website development for the FVMA and issues membership cards. She is a Métis descendant of Jean Baptisté Lagimodiére and the Métis of the Red River Area. She moved to British Columbia with her four children in 2018 and found that her relative Marie Berciér was the founding member of FVMA and has been involved ever since. Jennifer is very dedicated to the growth of her community.