Mahki Pelletier (they/them)
Mahki is Indigenous and mixed-settler: Métis with Cree roots from Cowessess on their father’s side as well as Romanian and Irish on their mother’s side. Mahki grew up primarily as an uninvited guest on Stó:lō territory where they grew a love for trees and native plants, nowadays they live with family in the territories of Kwikwetlem, Katzie, and Qayqayt in Surrey. Their passion for ecology led Mahki to study Environmental Sciences at SFU; there they became an active member and later a Board Representative on the First Nation Student Association. If you suddenly hear the sound of galloping horses, don’t be alarmed – Mahki likes jigging – in addition to beading, longboarding, climbing, and fumbling their way to Michif fluency.