Selina August: A voice for her people

June 16, 2017

Selina August: A voice for her people

Selina August began her career at Vancouver’s office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, travelling widely to serve the needs of British Columbia’s 198 First Nations.

One day, August’s supervisor recommended she work for her own community in shíshálh (Sechelt). Only then could she find true compassion.

August was hesitant. Her government position had great pay and benefits — why leave?

“I realized the government was always going to be there,” she says. “And it would be more rewarding to advocate on behalf of our Nation and future generations.” More...

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