Our Family Grows!
Please join me in welcoming our first cohort of employees who joined as W2SA Community Engagement Coordinators on April 1. We are excited to learn from their knowledge, experience and leadership. They are
Kehisha Wilmont (NS & PEI),
Gage Perley (NB)
and Even Butler (NL).
Their brief bios are shared below and will be posted on our website.
My name is Kehisha, and my pronouns are they/them. I am a non-binary, Two-Spirit, multi-racial, multi-personality individual. I am the Nova Scotia Community Engagement Coordinator. I have had the wonderful pleasure of working with people, from around the globe, as part of my University experience, where I completed my BA in Psychology. Through working with grass-root movements, and national movements, I have been given the opportunity to see the world in so many, amazing ways.
Gage Perley (He/Him) is a Wolastoquey & Mi’kmaq from Tobique First Nation, NB. Gage holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Native Studies and Criminology from St. Thomas University and is a National Ambassador of Hope with We Matter. He has many years of experience working with indigenous youth in all age groups and is an advocate for Mental Health, Wellness and Indigenous youth, often wanting to create opportunities to help youth create a successful future for themselves. In his spare time, he is an artist that practices various mediums such as photography, graphic arts and beading.
William Evan Butler is a Two-Spirit of mixed European and L’nu (Mi’kmaq) descent from Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). A graduate of Memorial University and NSCAD University, Evan is a multidisciplinary artist that has worked in illustration, graphic & web design, photography, and video. Currently, he teaches in Digital Animation and Digital Film at the College of the North Atlantic. Evan is also actively involved in the Mi’kmaw cultural revitalization movement in his home region, most often creating documentary videos of local activities. He is also involved with his local Pride committee, having designed their promotional materials over the last several years.