I have been a member of the Chilliwack Métis association since 2014 and president from October, 2015-October 2017.
My great, great grandfather was Isadore Dumont Jr. He was Gabriel Dumonts oldest brother. During the battle of Duck Lake, Isadore and a Cree headman were killed by a NWMP interpreter. These were the opening shots of the 1885 resistance.
Together we will build a vibrant, self sustaining, family oriented Métis community and cultural center using Métis culture, education, social enterprise and strong family values as the building blocks.
United we can do this!
Treasurer/Director of Community Relations/ Director of Membership
Taanishi. I have served as Treasurer from 2013-2019 and now am honored to serve a fourth term as Director of Community Relations and Director of Membership. I have been an active member in the CMA since 2012 and feel very blessed to have met fellow Métis members who I now consider my family.
The Métis culture that has been all but lost and withstood such strife such adversity; we all have a story or are searching. I have a deep passion to help our Community grow and succeed. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your thoughts, feedback or concerns.
Michif Kishchitayimoohk (Metis Proud)
I am the Woman's Representative for the Chilliwack Metis Association.
I have been married for 27 years, to a retired Air force member.
I was born and raised in Northern AB and we moved here to Chilliwack, 13 years ago when Rick retired.
I'm a mother of two grown children. My daughter lives here in Chilliwack with her daughter. My son and his wife live in Strathmore, AB with their 7 year old son and 1 year old daughter.
I do after school care with special needs kids that are in foster care. I have been doing this for the past 8 years.
My hobbies are doing crafts, cooking and baking for my family and friends.
Director at Large
I have worked in the forest industry all my life and have been retired, since 2012. I enjoy sports, hiking, travelling and fishing. I have been an active member of the CMA since 2012 and have been on the board since 2013. My roles on the CMA board include Vice-President and Member at Large. Some of our family ties include Bird, Monkman, Bear, Prince, and McLennan.
I joined the Chilliwack Métis Association in 2017, but I hope in my role as Director of Youth to bring our youth out of hiding and into our community to contribute to, learn, and live our culture. While I have only been with the CMA a short while, I have learned much about Métis culture in every aspect I can, notably through my experience in jigging, and continue to do everything I can to learn more. I believe that by engaging our youth in cultural activities, sport, and leadership we can pave the way for the leaders of tomorrow.