Community Consultant (Hamilton)

As a member of the Tla’azt’en Nation, Wilamina has resided in Hamilton for over three decades. She is a long-time teacher and community activist for Indigenous rights, including advocating for the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Wilamina is the organizer and drum teacher for Spirit Bear Drummers, an Indigenous women’s drumming and singing group that performs in and around the Hamilton area. She has been teaching sewing to women’s groups for years, and is currently a sewing teacher at the De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre in Hamilton. Wilamina has also been leading an Indigenous drum-making workshop at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology for the past twelve years.