Robbi Wilson (Palnata7)
My ancestral name is Palnata7, my english name is Robbi Wilson and I am a Coast Salish woman from the Tla’amin Nation (aka Sliammon). My late mom is Lorraine Wilson (Timothy) and my father is Alvin Wilson. I was inspired to start my own business after volunteering at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center (VAFCS) providing a Family Program, and as a Violence Prevention Educator with the Canadian Red Cross Society’s (CRCS) RespectED Programs in 2007.
I have worked in over a dozen Indigenous communities in BC which helps to raise awareness about our history and its effects on our Indigenous people, and on our communities.
In 2009 I was honored to be a co-presenter, with Dr. Darien Thira's Vancouver Island’s Inter Tribal Health Authority’s (ITHA) Aboriginal Suicide Critical Incident Response Team, to the First Nations Health Managers 2nd National Conference.
I served as an elected leader in my community for a 2 year term as a Councillor from 2010 to 2012. This community work was challenging yet rewarding!
I have worked in Vancouver with a non profit organization to serve the urban Indigenous community in health and welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation, homelessness and social enterprise from 2012 to 2018.
Currently, I continue my work as a Consultant with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to build relationships and re-weave our next steps, together.