Who are you?

For our team bios, we took a different approach to introducing ourselves. This was done with the recognition that the way we present ourselves in the work environment often centres our professional experience, our education, and our job titles, leaving out important aspects that speak to our whole selves and our relationships with the land and with others. We wanted to disrupt this more colonial practice with some alternative questions.  

We took inspiration from Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee’s “Decolonize...” workbook which asks, “Who are you?”, “Who are your people?”, “Whose land cares for you?” and “Whose land did you grow up on?”. We also felt that it was important to share more about each of our identities with a social positioning statement, outlining the lens and lived experience we show up within equity, diversity, and inclusion work. Our last question asks us how we rest and recharge, focusing on a successful work/life balance and acknowledging that we are much more than just the work we do here at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓.