Carmen Carriere's Bio

Carmen Carriere (she/her) is the Women’s Representative for Region Two and lives on the territory of the Tsawwassen and Musqueam First Nations, where she and her husband have raised their four children. Carmen is a proud Métis woman whose roots run deep in Treaty One territory of the Red River, descendent from strong Métis women and family members who have been politically involved. Some of her family names are Carriere, Hamelin, Laurence, Parenteau, Vandal, St.Germain, McGillivray, Landry and, most significantly perhaps, the unnamed women simply listed as Cree, Saulteaux and Obijwe on her family tree. 

Carmen received a Bachelor of Arts in History and her Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, and just recently completed the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program through the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University. She has worked as a secondary teacher, a board member of the Children’s Heart Network and the Children’s Organ Transplant Society and has done cultural sensitivity training for the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. 

Interesting facts:

I am a vegetarian

My dog Casey is my favorite person

I love books, podcasts, writing and politics 

I love a good cup of organic Jasmine Green tea

Programming interests:

Governance, education, health, advocacy, MMIWG2S

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