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

Since April of 2017, ‘Wii Goot Colleen Austin has been the FNSA President.

Colleen 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