EDUCATION

2020    The University of Alaska | PhD Candidate 

2019    The University of Alaska | PhD Candidate 

2018    The University of Alaska | PhD Candidate

2016    The University of Tulsa | Masters of Jurisprudence in Indian Law

2015     Northwest Indian College | Bachelor of Arts High Honors in Native Studies and Leadership 

2014     Northwest Indian College | Associate of Arts and Sciences

2010     Prana Yoga College| 500 RY Hatha Yoga Teaching Certificate 

 

WORK

2020    Native Studies Leadership Department Chair | Northwest Indian College

2019    Native Studies Leadership Department Chair | Northwest Indian College

2019    Indigenous Programs Coordinator | Northwest Indian College

2018    Indigenous Programs Coordinator | Northwest Indian College

2017    Indigenous Programs Coordinator | Northwest Indian College

2016    Cultural Arts and Traditional Foods Coordinator | Northwest Indian College

2019    Part-Time Faculty | Native Studies and Leadership and Native Environmental Science| Northwest Indian College

2018    Part-Time Faculty | Native Studies and Leadership | Northwest Indian College

2017    Part-Time Faculty | Native Studies and Leadership | Northwest Indian College

2016    Part-Time Faculty | Native Studies and Leadership | Northwest Indian College

2015    Part-Time Faculty | Yoga, Wellness, and Health | Northwest Indian College

2014    Part-Time Faculty | Yoga, Wellness, and Health | Northwest Indian College

2013     Part-Time Faculty | Yoga, Wellness, and Health | Northwest Indian College

2016    Writing Tutor | Student Tutoring Center| Northwest Indian College

2015    Writing Tutor | Student Tutoring Center| Northwest Indian College

2014    Writing Tutor | Student Tutoring Center| Northwest Indian College

2014    Qatuwas Communications Coordinator | Tribal Canoe Journeys hosted in Bella Bella, Heiltsuk Nation 

2013    Qatuwas Communications Coordinator | Tribal Canoe Journeys hosted in Bella Bella, Heiltsuk Nation

2014    Youth Recreation Worker| Lummi Nation Youth Center | Lummi, WA

2012    Indigenous Womens’ Program Director | ATIRA Women’s Resource Society | Vancouver, British Columbia

2011    Cultural Engagement Director| Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association | Vancouver, BC

2010    Cultural Engagement Director| Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association | Vancouver, BC

2010    Community Recreation Director | Stz’uminus Community Centre, Stz’uminus First Nation, BC

2009    Community Recreation Director | Stz’uminus Community Centre, Stz’uminus First Nation, BC

2008    Restorative Youth Justice Coordinator | Heiltsuk Restorative Justice, Bella Bella, BC     

2007    Restorative Youth Justice Coordinator | Heiltsuk Restorative Justice, Bella Bella, BC

2006    Restorative Youth Justice Coordinator | Heiltsuk Restorative Justice, Bella Bella, BC

2005    Restorative Youth Justice Coordinator | Heiltsuk Restorative Justice, Bella Bella, BC

YOGA AND WELLNESS FACILITATION


 

2019    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2018    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2018    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2017    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2017    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2016    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2016    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2016     Yoga and Wellness Workshop | Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference | Victoria, BC

2015    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2015    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2014    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2014    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2013    Yoga Instructor | College Credited Yoga 188 Class | Northwest Indian College

2013    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2012     Yoga and Wellness Workshop | Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference | Nanaimo, BC

2012    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2011     Yoga and Wellness Workshop | Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference | Prince Rupert, BC

 2011    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

2010    Yoga Instructor | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Quu?asa Mental Health Department | Vancouver Island BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA. 

FILMS

2019    Nuu-Chah-Nulth Women: Un-raveling Colonization and Re-affirming our Roles | In Progress

2017     Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean-going Canoe | 47 minutes | with Hillary Beattie

 

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

2020    Heiltsuk Food Sovereignty and Security| University of Washington, Virtual Presentation

2019    ESQAPLH “GATHERING OF PEOPLE TOGETHER” | Indigenous Leaders Gathering at Tribal Canoe Journeys July 25 2019. Event Coordinator

2019    Heiltsuk and Haida 2nd Annual Conference Event Coordinator | Bella Bella, Heiltsuk Nation 

 

2019    How to Conduct Research with and for Indigenous Communities. | University of Victoria, Victoria BC

2018    Holistic and Cultural Approaches for healing the Intergeneration Trauma and Impacts of Colonization: Health and Culture. | Presentation at North Sound Tribal Behavioral Health Conference, U.S., Skagit, WA    

2018     Food is Our Medicine Conference | Northwest Indian College | Vine Deloria Symposium 

2018     Weavers Teaching Weavers | Northwest Indian College | Coast Salish Institute

2017    Successful Nuu-Chah-Nulth Women’s Speaking Panel | Nuu-Chah-Nulth Women’s Gathering | Nanoose, BC

2018     Weavers Teaching Weavers | Northwest Indian College | Coast Salish Institute

2017    Tribal Canoe Journeys Builds Resiliency: Healing mind, body, and Spirit | Presentation at Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council Youth Conference, Nanaimo BC

2016     Beattie, H. & Brown, V. | Cultural revitalization, Indigenous knowledge, and ecological

Sustainability: A collaborative videography research project. | Presentation at the Coastal Zone Canada Conference, Toronto, ON.

2016    Holistic and Cultural Approaches for healing the Intergeneration Trauma and Impacts of Colonization: Health  and Culture. | Presentation at North Sound Tribal Behavioral Health Conference, U.S., Skagit, WA.

2016    Tribal Canoe Journeys Builds Resiliency: Healing mind, body, and Spirit | Presentation at Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council Youth Conference

2016     Holistic and Cultural Approaches for healing the Intergeneration Trauma and Impacts of Colonization: Yoga and Culture. | Presentation at Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference, Victoria, BC

2015     Holistic and Cultural Approaches for healing the Intergeneration Trauma and Impacts of Colonization: Yoga and Culture. | Presentation at Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference, Nanaimo, BC

2011    Parallels between First Nations Cultural Values and Holistic Values within Yoga | Presentation at First Nations Health Authority Conference, Vancouver, BC. 

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE 

 

Birth to Present    Tribal Canoe Journeys: Participant of the Canoe Journey 

Birth to Present Subsistence and Commercial Fisher-woman

Birth to Present Traditional Plants and Foods Knowledge: Gathering and Processing 

2008 to Present Events Coordinator and Workshop Coordinator

2016 to Present     Beader and Weaver, @coppercanoewoman on Instagram

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2019    American Indian College Fund Fellowship | University of Alaska

2019    American Indian College Fund Grant | University of Alaska

2019    New Relationship Trust Scholarship | University of Alaska

2018     Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | University of Alaska

2018    New Relationship Trust Scholarship | University of Alaska

2016    Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | University of Tulsa

2016    Bella Bella School Board Degree Completion Scholarship | University of Tulsa

2015    Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | Northwest Indian College 

2015    Roselie Sam Long Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2015     San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2015     American Indian College Fund | Northwest Indian College

2015    Muckleshoot Tribe Foundation Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2013    American Indian Services Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2014     American Indian Higher Education Consortium Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2014    Northwest Indian College Athletic Basketball Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2014     San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2014     Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2014    Roselie Sam Long Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2013    Northwest Indian College Athletic Basketball Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2013     San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2013    American Indian Services Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

2013    American Indian College Fund | Northwest Indian College

2013    Whatcom Education Credit Union Scholarship| Northwest Indian College

2013    Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | Northwest Indian College 

AWARDS

2019    Dean’s Honor List | University of Alaska 

2016    Dean’s Honor List | University of Tulsa 

2015    Lockwood Poetry Prize | Northwest Indian College 

2015    Dean’s Honor List - Student of Highest Distinction | Northwest Indian College

2014    Dean’s Honor List - Student of Highest Distinction | Northwest Indian College

2014    Scholar Athlete of the Year | Northwest Indian College

2013     Dean’s Honor List - Student of Highest Distinction | Northwest Indian College

2012     Dean’s Honor List - Student of Highest Distinction | Northwest Indian College

2011    Miss Indian World Candidate- Winner of Best Interview Category | Gathering of Nations Powwow, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

 

ACADEMIC PUBLISHMENTS AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

2020     Baxwala: Holistic Approach to Heiltsuk Food Sovereignty and Security | Museum of Science and Innovation, Ottawa Canada

2019    Tribal Governance and Business Management Degree Program Tribal Trades, Transboundary, Pre-Post-Colonial Contact Class | Northwest Indian College

2019    NESC Food Sovereignty | Northwest Indian College

2019    NESC Environmental Law | Northwest Indian College

2019    Indigenous Health, Wellness, and Yoga 188 | Northwest Indian College

2018    Indigenous Health, Wellness, and Yoga 188 | Northwest Indian College

2018    Tribal Canoe Journeys as a ‘Pathway to Resurgence’ for the Heiltsuk Nation | Vina Brown, Hillary Beattie, Frank Brown, and Ian Mauro 

2018    Tribal Museum Studies Course Content Development | Northwest Indian College

2017    Tribal Museum Studies Course Content Development | Northwest Indian College

2016    CSOV Social Justice 335 In Defense of our Homelands | Northwest Indian College

2016     CSOV Indigenous Leadership 490- Canoe Methodology and Experience | Northwest Indian College

 

ADVISING COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

 

2020    TEA Center Advisory Committee and Board Member | Salish Sea Institute, Northwest Indian College 

2020    Seven-year Strategic Plan Core Theme Four Committee Co-chair, Community Engagement | Northwest Indian College

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