Salia Joseph

Salia Joseph is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Snuneymuxw First Nations on her father’s side and is British and Jewish on her mother’s. She sings in a band called An̓usáyum̓ (Two Berries) as well as a traditional Sḵwx̱wú7mesh dance/singing group called Ta Na Wa Káwstem.

She recently graduated from a year-long, full-time immersion program in her language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim at Simon Fraser University and works for Kwi Awt Stelmexw, a Sḵwx̱wú7mes language and culture non-profit. She is also an intern at the Bill Reid Art Gallery.

In 2016 she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in First Nations and Indigenous studies from the University of British Columbia. Her passions include weaving, beading, singing, her culture and the outdoors.

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