CHARMAYNE NIKAL is from Witset First Nation on the Wet’suwet’en Territories where she works, plays and lives. She belongs to the Gitemdin clan and is proud to be a language learner, along with the revitalization of language in the Head start program she manages. Her community is very dear to her and her role has given her the opportunity to connect with children, parents, families, co-workers and elders in ways that bring so many blessings. Charmayne believes in the need for learning, growing, collaborating and walking together with the community in the world of Early Childhood Education with an open mind, heart, body and spirit. She has been working with Indigenous communities on reserve and urban programs for the past 23 years.