Jun 20, 2022 at 2:25 pm
City Councillor Mayor TNRD Beautiful Nicola Valley - North (M) TNRD Beautiful Nicola Valley – South (N) TNRD Blue Sky Country (I) TNRD Bonaparte Plateau (E) TNRD Copper Desert Country (J) TNRD Grasslands (L) TNRD Thompson Headwaters (B) TNRD Wells Gray Country (A)

Kamloops and District Labour Council asks:

What steps will you take to work towards action on Truth and Reconciliation?

- Kamloops and District Labour Council

Candidate Answers

Daphane Nelson

Candidate for City Councillor

It was only over the past year that I realized that while living in Cache Creek and attending Ashcroft Secondary, I was traversing between two great nations, the Secwepemc and the Nlaka'pamux. It saddened me to learn this so recently not ever having been taught about the people who lived in my area. I have worked with Indigenous business owners throughout BC and am grateful for the knowledge they have provided me as well and fully acknowledge I have so much to learn.

When I speak, regardless of whether the conversation is public or private, I express gratitude for the land I have been using since birth, having lived in Secwepemculew most of my life. On my website you will see my commitment to the 94 Calls to Action and I have learned a few phrases and plan to continue learning Secwepemctsin. Above all I look forward to working with Tk'emlups te Secwepemc having made many connections there already.