Greg Younging
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Dr. Greg Younging joined the Belongings issue as Senior Advisor. He is the former long-time managing editor of Theytus Books, a publishing house founded by and for indigenous authors. He is also Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Andrew Bak
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Andrew Bak is a Coast Salish writer, musician and visual artist from the Tsawwassen First Nation. He worked on the negotiation and implementation of the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement, and served two terms in elected office for Tsawwassen Government. Andrew has volunteered for multiple terms on the Corporation of Delta’s Heritage Advisory Commission, and served on the board of the provincial Aboriginal Agricultural Initiative. He holds an MBA fr…
Troy Sebastian
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Troy Sebastian is a writer from the Ktunaxa community of ʔaq̓am located at the confluence of the St. Mary and Kootenay rivers. He writes poetry and fiction and is currently writing his first novel. He has studied under Witi Ihimaera and Richard Wagamese at the Banff Centre’s Indigenous Writers program and his work has been published in the Ktuqcqakyam, The Malahat Review, Analogue, Huffington Post Canada and Feedback Magazine. He is a frequent collabo…
Maxine Hayman Matilpi
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Maxine V. Hayman Matilpi (Lakwa-loqua) is a citizen of the Kwakiutl First Nation of Tsaxis (Fort Rupert). She is a dancer, teacher of women's studies and First Nations studies, and the project lead for Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) at West Coast Environmental Law. She is the first-born child of Irene née Hunt, who is the first-born child of Willi Hunt, who is the first-born child of Johnathan "Odi" Hunt.
Janet Rogers
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Janet is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia, lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto Ontario and is living as guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist.
France Trépanier
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. She worked at the Canada Council for the Arts before becoming a senior arts policy advisor with the Department of Canadian Heritage and held a diplomatic post as first secretary, cultural affairs at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. She directed the Centre for New Media at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris and was the co-founder and director of the artis…
Julian Napoleon
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Julian Napoleon is Dane-zaa and Cree from the Saulteau First Nations in northeastern so-called British Columbia. Napoleon grew up immersed in the subsistence practices of his family and community—hunting, fishing, foraging and learning cultural protocols. As a member of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Napoleon is dedicated to raising awareness around Indigenous issues related to land, water, food and community, and challenging the misco…
Bobby Clark
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Bobby Clark is from the Nisg̱a’a Village of Lax̱g̱alts’ap and is in the Lax̱gibuu (Wolf) tribe from Wilps Duuḵ’ – Gitwilnaak’il. Bobby’s Nisg̱a’a name is Laax̱ Yee, literally meaning ’to walk back and forth’—a name gifted to him by his late paternal uncle Dr. Bert McKay. Bobby attended Capilano University in North Vancouver before moving home to work as clerk-to-council for the Lax̱g̱alts’ap Village Government. He then work…
Leesa Mike, Dave Caswell and Angie Bain
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
LEESA MIKE
Leesa Mike is the director of lands and economic development for the Lower Nicola Indian Band, overseeing land management and administration, membership and estates, Aboriginal title and rights business development, industry relations and investment, and management of economic resources. In the past, Leesa has worked as the LNIB’s economic development officer and economic development manager.

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Aunalee Boyd-Good
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Aunalee Boyd-Good spent most of her childhood being raised in an art studio in Nanaimo, BC where she learned multiple art media such as pottery, painting, print-making and carving, as well as the entrepreneurial skills to sell works of art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vancouver Island University and is also a certified optometric assistant. She and her sister Sophia created a family brand of Coast Salish clothing that encompasses the art of th…
T’łat’łaḵuł Trish Rosborough
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
T’łat’łaḵuł Trish Rosborough is from the Kwakiutl Nation on Vancouver Island. She is an assistant professor of Indigenous education at the University of Victoria. She teaches and researches in the field of Indigenous language revitalization and is an active learner of her mother’s first language, Kwak’wala.
Jónína Kirton
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Jónína Kirton is a prairie-born Métis/Icelandic poet, author and facilitator who currently lives in Vancouver, the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people. She graduated from The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2007, is currently a member of their advisory board and is the liaison for their Indigenous advisory board. She is also sits on Room magazine’s editorial board. Jónína received Vancouver’s 2016 Mayor's Arts Award for Em…
Lindsay Delaronde
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Lindsay Delaronde is an Iroquois Mohawk woman born and raised on the Kahnawake reservation outside of Montreal. Delaronde is a multi‐disciplinary visual artist who was one of three artists-in-residence at the Royal BC Museum in 2015.