Shellene is a proud member of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwuixw Squamish Nation who currently resides in her village of Eshla7án, Mission Indian reserve. Her paternal grandmother is from Snuneymuxw Nation. Shellene is the mother of two beautiful sons.
As a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights, Shellene has had the privilege of working with Indigenous peoples at the national level for Aboriginal Communications in Ottawa. Shellene worked for Squamish Nation as the Land Registry Officer (“LRO”) where she was appointed to several committees. In her role as LRO, she gained seven years’ experience drafting housing and intestate policy. She also participated in several committees, namely the Housing Technical, Sacred Site, Legal Survey Boundaries, Matrimonial Real Property, and the Intestate Policy. She worked with land administration experts, nation members, and Chiefs and Councils. Shellene was the Team Lead, and the Project Team Lead for the Custom Land Registry database project.
Shellene holds a legal assistant certificate and has worked with leading Aboriginal Resource Wealth Management First Nation lawyers. As well, with law firms that practiced in conveyance and corporate law.
Shellene is grateful to join the First Nations Technology Council as the Executive Assistant where she can support the organization’s impactful work to advance digital equity and reconciliation for all Indigenous Peoples.