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

Kassidy Pootlass
Program Assistant

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Kagan Eagle Child
Language and Arts Lead

Alexis Langan
Language and Arts Assistant

Monica Benson
Ojibway Teacher

Dorothy Visser
Cree Teacher

Lee Benson
Ojibway Teacher

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Izabella Mine de Faria
HCS Scheduler/Dispatcher

Prakash Neupane
Homecare Assistant 

Debbie Brooks
Senior Transporter

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.
PAFNW+ is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia

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