Sashia joined the Treaty Commission in September 2012. In her role, Director of International Relations and Communications, she manages the public information and education mandate of the Treaty Commission and is one of the leads for its international work to support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples. Sashia works at the international level, including supporting Expert Members as well as advocating for the promotion and protecting of Indigenous rights and title through participation at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights and the Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Since joining, she has also facilitated treaty negotiations, managed forums and special projects including: First Nations governance initiatives, ratification processes, community engagement, and capacity-development. Sashia 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 Wiset, in northern interior BC.
She holds a BA in political science with a concentration 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 as Chair of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Board of Governors.