Carol Paynter (she/her) is the Metis Women’s Representative in Region 7 and lives on the recognized land of the Danza People in the Treaty 8 Territory. Carol was raised in Northeast British Columbia and self-identifies as Métis; even though she comes from a blended Métis and First Nation family originating from Meadow Lake Saskatchewan.
Some of her family names are Laliberte, Vandale, Fleury, Morin, Boyers, Malbeuf, Ross and Dumont.
Carol joined the Métis local in 2002 and has been involved with the Fort St. John Métis office and Métis Nation BC for many years learning about her culture. She appreciated and enjoyed all the events and meeting different families and making many friends throughout the organization. Carol had progressed in working as a support worker for the local office and became employed with MNBC in the Employment and Training sector, which was a wonderful experience she never forgot.
Joining the Métis Women BC Governance Council in 2018 has been such a great growing experience for her. She hopes to bring support and knowledge to the Métis Women of the Northeast so they will join in with this amazing group of ladies to learn about their culture and family. To reinforce and stand together with all Métis women across BC and Canada.
- She was one of a small group that carried the 2010 Olympic Torch for MNBC – still has torch and outfit
- She is a new an entrepreneur – owns a food trailer
- Enjoys golf, traveling and camping
Programs Interested in:
- Education, Entrepreneurship, Elders and Health