Darlene is Carrier/Metis on her mother’s side and Tahltan on her father’s side. Darlene is passionate about Education and retired in June 2012 from the Mission School District after 16 years working as a Aboriginal Liaison Worker. She has been a board member of PAFNW for three years. She has also been a board member of Mamele’ewt Qweesome & To’o Housing Society for over 10 years. Darlene grew up in Vancouver and has five beautiful children and three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and volunteering her time as a board member. Darlene is a band member of the Leq’a:mel First Nations and lives in Deroche, within Sto:lo Territory. Darlene was also a band council member for three years and learned a lot about her band’s system of government. Darlene enjoys taking part in the PAFNW programs offered and recently learned how to weave a cedar hat and make a drum. Darlene says the most rewarding part about being a board member of PAFNW is the opportunity to work with and meet new Indigenous women.