At Pacific Association of First Nations Women (PAFNW+) we envision a matriarchal community where all Indigenous women in BC are safe and respected with a sense of belonging and connection to cultural traditions.


To bring our vision into reality, we advocate for systems change and provide Indigenous, culturally safe learning and offer holistic supports to uplift Indigenous women and strengthen families.


  1. Promote, establish and maintain communication and information sharing between First Nations women, women’s groups and all levels of Government within the Province of BC.
  2. Provide a holistic, social, spiritual, psychological and educational support network for First Nations Women.
  3. Research, identify and advocate on civic and social welfare issues that impact the health and well being of First Nations women who live in BC, including but not limited to: health care, justice, family violence and housing.
  4. Develop and provide holistic, culturally appropriate health related services for First Nations women and their families.
  5. Encourage and foster the preservation, facilitation and sharing of Aboriginal culture.
  6. Encourage and support the educational aspirations of First Nations women and youth.
  7. Establish and distribute a scholarship fund for First Nations women in post-secondary training.

Robin Rattlesnake

Norma-Jean Stump
Vice President

Cheryl Dics

Emely Baker

Leyenda Pettit
Youth Director

Christina Cook

Dale Lessoway
IT Manager

Sherri-Beth Rosette
Executive Director

Trinidad Zamora
Office Manager

Kam Mann

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Zia Williams
Language Coordinator

Kagan Eagle Child
Digitization Technician

Lee Benson
Ojibway Teacher/Language Assistant

Pauline Johnson
Cree Teacher

Monica Benson
Ojibway Teacher

Dorothy Visser
Cree Teacher

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Sarah Strachan
HCS Scheduler/Dispatcher

Debbie Brooks
Senior Transporter

Char Leon MSW, MEd

Erika T.
Project Coordinator

Joan Delorme
Assistant Coordinator

PAFNW+ Office:
2018 Wall S
Vancouver BC V5L 1B1
Ph: 604-872-1849
Fax: 604-872-1845
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact us at info@pafnw.ca

We acknowledge and are grateful to be working within the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),Səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Peoples.

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