Salia is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Snuneymuxw First Nation’s on her father’s side and is British and Jewish on her mothers. In 2016 she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in First Nations and Indigenous studies from the University of British Columbia. Salia recently completed a year long, full time immersion Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim language program at SFU. Salia is proud about where she comes from as a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh woman and is dedicated to learning from and contributing to her community.
Tasha is passionate about exploring how creativity and social change overlap. She has worked with community and arts organizations using art, film, theatre and social media to amplify grassroots voices. Tasha has over a decade of experience working with community-focused not for profit organizations in leadership and Executive Director level positions. As a settler, of Punjabi descent, living on Coast Salish territory Tasha seeks to be in solidarity with Indigenous people living here. She is excited to bring her experience in arts, community engagement, administration, and fundraising to support Kwi Awt Stelmexw’s vision of strengthening Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language, arts and culture.