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Knowledge Keeper

Syexwáliya / Ann Whonnock joined the Council officially in 2021 as a Knowledge Keeper, however she has been an integral part of the Council’s journey for many years.

Syexwáliya is an Elder and Knowledge Carrier from Squamish Nation and a Knowledge Keeper/Elder Advisor with the First Nations Health Authority. She has strong Indigenous worldviews and is widely respected and acknowledged for her work and energy commitment to her community.

At the Council, Syexwáliya shares ancestral knowledge and traditional teachings to guide the organization’s ongoing journey towards cultural safety and humility.