Mya is part of the Squamish people on her mother’s side, she also has Mohawk ancestry with the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern door, on her father’s side. She was born in North Vancouver on Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Stolo, and Squamish peoples’ traditional territories and grew up on the X̱wemelch’stn Uxumixw (Capilano Village/reserve) in West Vancouver and is currently living there now. Mya was enrolled in the Roots and Shoots youth program including a 12 week training and 10 week work placement at EYA. Through the program she was thrilled to develop environmental job skills like native plant horticulture, medicinal plant knowledge, ecological restoration, teaching and facilitation. Mya is anxious to share her culture and teachings! She also likes to spend her time with family, doing sewing projects and practicing pow wow dancing, hopefully to dance and travel to powwows again.