Salia Joseph is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (skwo-mish) and Snuneymuxw (snun – eh –mehw) 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. She recently graduated from a yearlong full time immersion program in her language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim (snay-chim) at Simon Fraser University. Salia is the executive director of Kwi Awt Stelmexw (kwee – ought – stall – mehw) , a Sḵwx̱wú7mes language and culture non-prophet. Salia is very passionate about where she comes from and is and learning constantly about what it means to be Sḵwx̱wú7mesh.