STAFF & MENTORS
Paulette Flamond is a strong and proud Metis woman who grew up in Battleford, SK. She found her way to the Peace Region more than 20 years ago, settling in Charlie Lake, BC, where she still resides, dedicating her limited spare time to organic gardening, and weaving her traditional cultural beliefs into a healthy and productive lifestyle.
Paulette holds a certificate in Native Communications from Grant MacEwan University, a certification in Aboriginal Management from UBS Sauder School of Business, and was awarded an Honorary Associate Arts Degree from Northern Lights College. She is a graduate of two Life Coaching programs, and is a licensed Heal Your Life instructor, a program which is directed by the philosophies of Louise Hay.
She is a hands-on entrepreneur and business owner. Her retail store, Scoop Clothing, is arguably the go-to place for women’s fashion in Fort St. John, and her Paint N Party business has become a staple of local entertainment, fusing creativity with a night out.
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Anna grew up in northern BC and has extensive experience working with non-profits and First Nations communities in the areas of programming, economic development and administration. Anna has an Accounting and Finance Diploma Degree, a Fine Arts Diploma, and the Community Relationships and Project Management Certificates.
She left the north for a time to further her education with a well-rounded combination of fine arts, accounting and finance, but has since planted her roots in Fort St. John with her husband and three busy children.
Her family is very active in the community and enjoys the arts, community stewardship and local sports. Anna is an avid reader, and loves gardening and event planning.
She is bringing her passion and experience in the economic development field to her work with her own consulting practice, Strategies North, which specializes in bringing business opportunities, training and programs to First Nations communities, businesses and emerging entrepreneurs.
Anna is a certified trainer for AbME – Aboriginals Mastering Entrepreneurship and the Incorporating a Business Training; as well as a facilitator and advisor with the Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre.
She is very proud to be a Northerner and invigorated by all the new opportunities on the horizon for Northern BC and is looking forward to working with local emerging entrepreneurs to build on their ideas and business goals.
As a multi-disciplinary First Nations artist, community leader, elder and descendant of a long line of prophet’s dreamers, Garry seeks to include art in
all his projects, from cultural performances to safety training for industry, and
to share Dane-zaa philosophies. He works to integrate traditional knowledge within the contemporary context, to honour the wisdom of the past and to apply it to enrich the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Previous projects include directing and performing at the multi-media Aboriginal Pavilion Musical Performance at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, designing the Dreamer Drum Coke Bottle for Coca-Cola (2010), exhibiting at festivals and galleries (e.g. Power of the Land, Spirit Dreamers),
co-directing and producing the opening and closing ceremonies for the Arctic Winter Games (2010), directing and producing the documentaries “They Dream about Everything” (2005) and “Contact the People” (2002), directing the Virtual Museum project “Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land.” His music CDs include Dreamland (2015), Spirit Dreamers (2010), and Ride (2010). He also produced the Dane-zaa Dreamers Drumming Collection (1966-2001), and Dane-zaa Wajihe Language and Dreamers Songs (2000). He has been a speaker at national and international conferences.