My name is Cheryl Simpkin. I am a proud urban Indigenous woman. My ancestors are Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. I have been a police officer for 20 years and I am currently a Sergeant of the community engagement team – Indigenous Liaison and mental health with the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. I have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 step-sons. One of my sons is on the Autism spectrum which teaches me patience and kindness. I am 45 years old and would like to learn from our sisters and continue to support the community. I enjoy and am proud to have found PAFNW. Mahci cho.