Ethics and the

    Columbia River Treaty

    Righting Historic Wrongs

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     Pauline Terbasket

     Okanagan Nation Alliance - Executive Director

Pauline Terbasket is a proud Syilx (Okanagan) woman and member of the Syilx Nation.  Ms. Terbasket has led her community and her Nation as a elected Band council member of her member Band and most recently as the Executive Director of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. 

Ms. Terbasket has more than 25 years of experience working for a variety of First Nations organizations and government.   In addition to her professional endeavors, she has sat as volunteer board member with numerous local and regional organizations and societies including the BC Native Women's Society, En’owkin Centre, UBC Okanagan, Aboriginal Peoples Family Accord and the Ki-low-Na Friendship Society.  Ms. Terbasket was also appointed to the Okanagan College Board of Governors. 

A strong advocate for social change, she has committed herself to tackling difficult issues confronting the prosperity and wellness of Indigenous people.   Ms. Terbasket believes that the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and language is critical to self-determination and survival of Indigenous peoples.

In recent years she also dedicated her volunteer efforts from 2007- 2011 as Chair of the First Peoples Cultural Foundation and has become an active member of Slow Foods International, advocating for Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Food Security efforts around the Globe.