Sashia is the Director of Communications and International Relations and joined the Treaty Commission in September 2012. In her role, she manages the public information and education mandate of the Treaty Commission and leads the international work to support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
She has also supporting the Commission through facilitating negotiations, managing forums and special projects including: First Nations governance initiatives, ratification processes, community engagement, and capacity-development. She has over 15 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities in BC and is proud to be of mix heritage, Wet’suwet’en and Chinese from the community of Witset, in northern interior BC. Sashia works at the international level, including supporting UN expert members as well as advocating for the promotion and protecting of Indigenous rights and title through participation at United Nations mechanisms including the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights and the Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
She holds a BA in political science with a focus on First Nations studies from the University of British Columbia. Sashia is a Banff Forum member, and alumna of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. She has served on a variety of boards and committees, and currently serves on the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Board of Governors.