Education

The University of Alaska | PhD Candidate 

The University of Alaska | PhD Candidate 

The University of Alaska | PhD Candidate

The University of Tulsa | Masters of Jurisprudence in Indian Law

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

Northwest Indian College | Associate of Arts and Sciences

Prana Yoga College | 500 RY Hatha Yoga Teaching Certificate

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

2014

2010

 

Work Experience

2019-2020

2017-2019

2013-2019

2016

2014-2016

2014

2014

2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2005-2008

Native Studies Leadership Department Chair | Northwest Indian College

Indigenous Programs Coordinator | Northwest Indian College

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

Cultural Arts and Traditional Foods Coordinator | Northwest Indian College

Writing Tutor | Student Tutoring Center| Northwest Indian College

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Yoga & Wellness Facilitation

2013-2019

2010-2018

2011-2012

 

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

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

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

 

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Cultural & Community Experience

Birth to Present

Birth to Present

Birth to Present

2016 to Present

2008 to Present

 

Tribal Canoe Journeys: Participant of the Canoe Journey 

Subsistence and Commercial Fisher-woman

Traditional Plants and Foods Knowledge: Gathering and Processing 

Beader and Weaver, @coppercanoewoman on Instagram

Events Coordinator and Workshop Coordinator

 

Academic Publishments & Curriculum Development

2020

 

2019

2019

2019

2018-2019

2018

2017-2018

2016

2016

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

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

NESC Food Sovereignty | Northwest Indian College

NESC Environmental Law | Northwest Indian College

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

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

Tribal Museum Studies Course Content Development | Northwest Indian College

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

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

 

Advising Committees & Boards

2020

2020

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

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

 

Awards

2019

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2013

2012

2011

 

Dean’s Honor List | University of Alaska 

Dean’s Honor List | University of Tulsa 

Lockwood Poetry Prize | Northwest Indian College 

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

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

Scholar Athlete of the Year | Northwest Indian College

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

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

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

 

Film Experience

2019

2017

 

Nuu-Chah-Nulth Women: Un-raveling Colonization and Re-affirming our Roles 

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

 

Presentations & Events

2020

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

2011

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

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

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

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

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    

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

Weavers Teaching Weavers | Northwest Indian College | Coast Salish Institute

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

 

Scholarships

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

American Indian College Fund Fellowship | University of Alaska

American Indian College Fund Grant | University of Alaska

New Relationship Trust Scholarship | University of Alaska

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | University of Alaska

New Relationship Trust Scholarship | University of Alaska

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | University of Tulsa

Bella Bella School Board Degree Completion Scholarship | University of Tulsa

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | Northwest Indian College 

Roselie Sam Long Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

American Indian College Fund | Northwest Indian College

Muckleshoot Tribe Foundation Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

American Indian Higher Education Consortium Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

Northwest Indian College Athletic Basketball Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

Roselie Sam Long Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

Northwest Indian College Athletic Basketball Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

American Indian Services Scholarship | Northwest Indian College

American Indian College Fund | Northwest Indian College

Whatcom Education Credit Union Scholarship| Northwest Indian College

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Scholarship | Northwest Indian College