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Charlene Thompson-Reid

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Charlene Thompson-Reid is a Resource Social Worker at Usma Nuu-chah-nulth Family and Child Services. “My traditional name is Wiic-Sa-wth-iim and it means I’m never going to be without,” she explains. “Despite growing up in a …

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Cathi Charles Wherry

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Cathi Charles Wherry is Anishinaabekwe from the Mnjikaning First Nation in Ontario on her father’s side and has English and Irish ancestry on her mother’s side. In 1979, she moved to Lekwungen territory and now lives …

Bradley Yuxwelupton Dick

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Bradley Yuxwelupton Dick is of Lekwungen, Mamalilikulla and Ditidaht ancestry. He is an independent artist, cultural facilitator, family man and government employee. Bradley says cultural values are incorporated into every facet of his life. He …

Jenna Bailey

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Jenna Bailey, Metis-Cree, is the Acting Team Leader for the Guardianship and Permanency Planning team at Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services in Victoria. Jenna enrolled in Camosun’s University Transfer program from 2009 to 2010 …

Nella Cook Nelson

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Nella Cook Nelson was born and raised in Alert Bay, B.C. and she descends from the N’amgis, Tsakis and Komoks Nation. A long-time advocate for Indigenous education, she grew up in a strong, well-read and …

Dano Thorne -kwa li’ qui’num

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Dano Thorne, kwa li’ qui’num, is from Cowichan First Nation and serves as Youth, Recreation and Sport Director for the Pacheedaht First Nation and NIFA Soccer Society. Growing up, Thorne graduated from Cowichan High School, …

Eddy Charlie

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Eddy Charlie is from the Cowichan Nation of Duncan, B.C. He first enrolled at Camosun in 2011 taking the Indigenous Family Support program and later continued on into the two-year Indigenous Studies program, graduating in …

John Elliot

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College STOLȻEȽ (John Elliot) is a respected Elder from the W̱JOȽEȽP Tsartlip First Nation who played a pivotal role in the preservation and revitalization of the SENĆOŦEN language. He is a historian, mentor, language warrior, traditional knowledge keeper and a gifted …

Karen Riley

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Karen Riley is from Statlimx Territory, born in Lillooet and raised in Kamloops, B.C.  Karen is an alum of Camosun’s Bachelor of Nursing program. She enrolled in the program in 2006 and went on to …

Frank Shannon – Counsellor

Alumni Panelist: Lives Well Lived Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pmThe Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and WellnessInterurban Campus, Camosun College Frank Shannon is an Indigenous Counsellor specializing in children and youth in care who have experienced complex trauma. A visitor to Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty 6 Territory for the last 21 years, he is originally from …