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Annie Silver first Indigenous person to run for director of Area-C ‘Sasquatch Country’ – Agassiz Harrison Observer
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 12, 2018249 Views
Sts’ailes woman has worked with Cheam and Sumas First Nation in housing, capitol and public works
Sep. 12, 2018
For the first time ever, a First Nations woman intends to run for the position of Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Electoral Area-C director.
Sts’ailes woman Annie Silver, originally from Cheam First Nation, has put her name in the hat to challenge current director Alec Niemi, also running in the upcoming election.
Area-C, frequently referred to as ‘Sasquatch Country,’ serves over 2,200 constituents spread across nearly 4,000 square-kilometres. It includes six First Nations: Leq’a:mel, Scowlitz, Sts’ailes, Douglas, Samahquam and Skatin, as well as the communities of Hemlock Valley, Harrison Mills and Lake Erock.