"My English name is Pamela and my traditional name is Nuuchmish-aqsa. I am from Ahousaht Nation which is affiliated with Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.
My parents are John and Janet Webster (nee Lucas) My grandparents who have passed were: Paternal side, Peter and Jessie Webster (nee Tom) and the Maternal side, Matthew and Mamie Lucas (nee Ambrose) I have nine siblings and one son.
I have completed a business diploma and degree at Camosun College, in Victoria, BC. The programs were Indigenous Business Leadership and Human Resources Management and Leadership."
Q: What is your professional and educational background? How did you become involved with First Nations voting events?
I have some direct experience with election processes within Indigenous communities as follows: I have assisted with setting up a candidates forum, I set up a voting event and I was an electoral officer. Other experiences are with provincial elections BC, working as a voting clerk and voting registrar. The business background provides good support to this role and the responsibilities entailed with election processes.
Q: What philosophy, interests and values guide your work?
Living as an Indigenous person, I support the advancement of Indigenous peoples, using traditional culture and traditions to guide me in life.
I have had many experiences working with Indigenous communities and organizations and I continue to have an interest in working with Indigenous people. For me there is much satisfaction in supporting, connecting and interacting with Indigenous people especially participation of the cultural aspect.
Q: What professional goals do you hope to accomplish working with OneFeather?
While I am in this role with One Feather, I will provide full support to succeeding as a business with the election processes and strive to meet the goals and objectives as a team member of One Feather. I want to leave a good footprint with One Feather and apply business skills where applicable.
On the personal side, I would like to be an example to Indigenous youth and yes, my grandchildren.
OneFeather is a reliable, trusted third-party service for First Nations voting events. We are impartial and have no interest in the outcome of an election, referendum, ratification or other voting event, other than ensuring that a vote is conducted in accordance with the rules.
OneFeather's goal is to become the Electoral and Ratification Officers of choice across Canada.
In order to achieve this goal, we are focusing on building our team and identifying possible resources across Canada so that we can deploy local talent for future voting events.