Teara traveled to Africa and while in a small airplane for the very first time, as she accelerated down the runway her ‘heart came to life’. She returned to Canada to fly her first solo flight a few months later. Within one year her Commercial Pilot’s Licence was in hand.
In 2010 she started her own business – KÎSIK Aerial Survey Inc. which provides aerial photography acquisition
services directly to Governmental, Environmental, Mapping, Engineering, Utilities and Geospatial users. KÎSIK is a Cree word for Sky.
Teara is very proud of her Cree ancestry and she is a member of the Métis Nation of Northwest Territories.
Teara undertook the comprehensive Conflict Resolution certificate program offered by the Justice Institute of BC. She is a
certified negotiator and facilitates conflict resolution workshops within aviation, as well as the wider community. As a facilitator, Teara has been experimenting with World Cafés as well as Fishbowls is convinced of the power to connect, share ideas and harvest collective wisdom through meaningful dialogue. Teara is trained in the Art of Hosting and is inspired by its magic.
Teara is a certified MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) Practitioner using this powerful tool for personal growth and development, team building, and leadership development. Teara is trained in the facilitation of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop and the 360 degree Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) assessments.
Teara holds a Master of Arts in Leadership degree from Royal Roads University and is a certified Executive Coach.
director, Emerging Leader Programming
Kiana is a mixed heritage woman who is very proud of both her European and Métis Cree ancestry. Kiana is a member of the Métis Nation of Northwest Territories and has been a guest on Coast Salish territory for most of her life. With gratitude, she acknowledges the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples for allowing her to create a life, work and play on their ancestral and unceded territories.
Kiana's leadership journey first began with 6 years in various leadership positions within the hospitality industry, this experience taught her invaluable skills about people, connection and the art of being a gracious host & a powerful leader.
Kiana is deeply passionate about facilitating environments that empower us to harness the curious, courageous and innovative leader in each and every one of us. She embraces radical curiosity around the idea of learning to lead.. together.
Kiana is a certified MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) Practitioner using this powerful tool for personal growth and development, team building, and leadership development. Kiana is trained in the facilitation of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop and the 360 degree Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) assessments.
Kiana is also a certified Restorative Justice Facilitator, completed through The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute.
In addition, Kiana is also currently undertaking the Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy & Complex Trauma Certificate at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, concluding in December of 2017 and The Graduate Certificate in Leadership at Royal Roads University concluding in September of 2017.
BUILDING BRIDGES COLLABORATOR
Bonnie’s specific matrilineal ancestry is Secwepemc from Stuxwtews First Nation as well as she is of English descent on her Dad’s side.
She has worked in Indigenous Education for the past 10 years with the Langley School District. She facilitates reconciliation dialogue with a focus on shared history, stereotypes/biases, responsible ally ship and advocating for direct calls to action. She has a background in community organization and building bridges through mutual understanding. Her goals are to increase knowledge of shared histories to build resilient mutually beneficial relationships among diverse communities.
Bonnie believes that a just and authentic reconciliation occurs using a model of accountability, advocacy, ally ship and action.
In 2016, she started her own business, Sk’elep Reconciliation Centre which provides direct services to business organizations, communities, and individuals on how to reconcile effectively with Indigenous Peoples using the final report of 94 Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a template.