FNSA Board of Directors, 2018-2019

Executive

Colleen Austin, FNSA President, ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School, Tsimshian/Haida/Haisla/Nisga’a Region P: 250-615-2844 email

Brian Matthew,  FNSA Vice-President, Neqweyqwelsten School, Secwepemc/St’at’imc/Nlaka’pamux Region P: 250-672-9995 email

Verna Stager, FNSA Secretary, Xit’olacw Community Band School, Secwepemc/St’at’imc/Nlaka’pamux Region P: 604-894-6131 email

Steve Bentley, FNSA Treasurer, Sn-c’c’ a-mala?tn School, Tsihlqot’in/Carrier/Sekani Region P: 250-250-3616 email

Directors

Andreas Rohrbach, Aatse Davie School, Kaska/Dene/Tahltan/Tagish/Inland Tlingit/Tsek’ene Region P: 250-471-2002 email

Brittany Hughes, Acwsalcta School and Kii Tii Nursery, Kwakwaka’wakw/Heiltsuk/Nuxalk/Oweekeno Region P: 250-799-5911 email

Francine Johnny, Yu Thuy Thut School, Nuu-chah-nuulth/Coast Salish Region P: 250-746-7170 email

Margaret Mattess, Eugene Joseph Elementary Secondary Schoo, Tsilhqot’in/Carrier/Sekani Region P: 250-648-3231 email

Len Merriman, Penelakut Island Elementary School, Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish Region P: 250-246-4041 email

Elizabeth Williams, Gitwangak Elementary School, Gitskan/Wet’suwet’en Region P: 250-849-8421 email

‘Wii Goot Colleen Austin, FNSA President

‘Wii Goot Colleen Austin, FNSA President, has been an adult educator since 2005 and the Principal and a Sm’algyax language teacher at ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School in Kitsumkalum, BC, since 2014.  Although her ancestral territory is St’at’imc (Lillooet Nation), Colleen was adopted by the Tsimshian Nation as a member of Waaps Niishaywaas Gitselasu and was bestowed the name Biiłts’ik, a house symbol meaning red sunset – “tomorrow will be a nice day.”

Read Colleen’s full biography