A team of representatives of Haisla Nation Council’s various health and social services actively works to support and advocate for Haisla members near and far.

The group currently operates under the banner of c’imo’ca Family Services, but they are looking for Haisla input on a new name.

The team consists of Rhonda Schulmeister (Social Development Coordinator), Jennifer Lagace (Community Social Worker), Dolores Pollard (Youth and Family Services Coordinator), Angie Maitland (ECE Coordinator), Rosanna Christiansen (Community Health Representative), and Laura Olsson (Community Health Nurse).

Together, the team’s goal is to be an advocate for any challenges a Haisla member could face, whether it’s working with a health authority, the provincial government, the court system, the education system, and even things such as food programs.

The team of six initially formed in 2016 when they realized that there was overlap in the work they were doing, and soon found that together they formed a powerful force of advocacy for Haisla members.

At its core, they ensure the Haisla community – whether living in Kitamaat Village or elsewhere in the world – are connected to proper resources.

They however are asking for Haisla members input in their name. They would like to brand themselves using culturally appropriate Haisla words. If you have a suggestion for their new name, submit it to Angie Maitland (ece.coordinator@haisla.ca), for a chance to win a prize if yours is the winning entry.

The members of the group can be contacted using the information online at www.haisla.ca/contact.