2SLGBTQQIA+ Advisory Committee
Braeden Timms is currently a Financial Analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University and is currently in the process of completing his Master of Business Administration degree. As a member of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ and Indigenous communities, serving as a voice on relevant issues is important to him. Braeden enjoys volunteering and is looking forward to joining a committee to address current issues and create positive change. As part of his career goals, he is hoping to begin a position within the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and also hopes to study in the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria one day. By joining this advisory committee, his goal is to expand on his knowledge in these areas, meet new people within the MNBC community, and provide a voice on important matters which are close to him.
Hunter is a Sapphic member of the Metis Nations and grew up in Prince George but currently lives in the lower mainland. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Psychology and an extended focus on LGBTQ2+ topics, Indigenous Studies, and Child Development. She began working for Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) in 2016 when she started as a Health and Wellness Summer Student. In 2019 she started full-time with CSFS in special projects where she began the development of an Adult LGBTQ2+ Mental Health and Wellness program and continues to coordinate it. Hunter obtains experience as a Research Assistant, in program development, and in program coordination. She has a passion for serving 2SLGBTQ2+ and Indigenous Communities and continues to look for opportunities that allow her to best serve them in the fight for equality; exceptional physical health, mental health, and affirming care; housing; and acceptance all while celebrating the beauty of both communities.
Jessy Dame is a very proud Two-Spirit, Métis, Certified Registered Nurse. Jessy’s family is from Treaty 1 and 2 territory, which is known today as Winnipeg and St Rose-du-lac. Jessy has worked within Neonatal/Postnatal health. He currently works casually within a queer sexual health clinic in downtown Vancouver and as the Two-Spirit Program Manager at the Community-Based Research Centre. Within this position, Jessy is able to work with and for the Two-Spirit community to create resources and advocate for services.
Tanshi, Jessica Macleod dishinikawshon. Hello, I am Jessica Macleod.
I have also been given the name Maskwa Iskwew, meaning Bear Woman. I
practice medicine on northern Vancouver Island, on the traditional
territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations, where I live with my wife and
son. I am honoured to serve the Metis Nation of British Columbia as a
member of the 2SLGBTQQAI+ Advisory Committee.
Lorraine Grieves is a Two-Spirit, Cree/Métis/Scottish/Irish person with family roots in the Red River area of Manitoba. Lorraine grew up on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkwəy̓əm, & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Tseil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish) peoples in what’s known as Vancouver, BC. For the past six years, Lorraine has been in the role of provincial program director with Trans Care BC at the Provincial Health Services Authority focused on enhancing and coordinating services for trans and gender diverse people in B.C. As the first staff hired at this new provincial program, Lorraine’s been honoured to work alongside community members, clinicians, health authorities, multiple ministries and programs to bring gender-affirming care closer to home. Lorraine is a registered clinical counsellor and health services leader who has worked in a range of roles over time, from family therapist to program director, supporting wellness in diverse settings. Lorraine has a passion for program development and systemic changes efforts that centre the expert, lived experience wisdom of service participants in co-designing work that impacts them. Previous work has been focused on youth and adult community-based services with an emphasis on Indigenous health, youth health promotion and prevention, concurrent disorders, harm reduction and substance use treatment. Lorraine is proud to be the parent of an amazing 31 year-old daughter who is an ongoing inspiration.
Born and raised in British Columbia, Pixie has lived most of her life on the West Coast, living in a few places surrounding BC. Currently calls Abbotsford home.
Currently employed in HeartWork for our Nation as well as FVMA and other community groups in Abbotsford BC
Currently sits as FVMA’s Interim President, also as 2SLGBTQQIA+peoples rep.
- Have been sitting on FVMA board for a few years.
- Well sitting on other boards within Abbotsford
- Has sat as a chair for 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples for LFMO, working on the National Action Plan for MMIWGS and 2SLGBTQQIA+peoples.
- Through my years of employment, I have sat on many boards, committees, as well as working with others to achieve a common goal.
- Always fighting for the rights of others, as well as myself.
I look forward to sitting on this Advisory Committee and working with likeminded people, in creating inclusion for all our Métis Citizens.
I very much looking forward to discussions and opportunities with this Advisory Committee alongside MNBC, to engage in inclusion for all Nations 2SLGBTQQIA+peoples
I am honored to live, work, learn, and play on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and shared territories of the Stó:lō people, Sema:th and Mathqwí First Nations. Also home to the Fraser Valley Métis Association of MNBC.
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