Jessica Michell

“Allowing first nations pedagogy to revolve around language revitalization and cultural protocols allows for learning and growing in all aspects. Language carries a community’s system of governance and relationship to the land. Languages represent countless generations of accumulated traditional knowledge and ways of knowing. Having a strong cultural presence allows for a strong identity presence from early childhood all the way up.”

JESSICA MICHELL Dizi Ze, Tsakozeh’, Skyzeh. Si Sozi Jessica Michell. Se Kyah Wet’suwet’en tsasiyay. Likht’samis’yu habitasisde. My name is Jessica Michell, I am Wet’suwet’en from Witset.

Jessica is a member of the Wet’suwet’sen Nation and lives in Witset. She comes from the Likht’samis’yu (Killerwhale/Fireweed) clan. She is an avid language learner, consistently learning from her paternal grandmother. She grew up in a culturally grounded family, learning culture and traditions from her childhood up. Since having children she has become more aware of culture and language revitalization. She is a teacher, with a BEd from the University of British Columbia with a passion for Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy that is culturally strong, and language-based.

Connect with Jessica Michell

Hudson Bay Mountain, Wet'suwet'en Territory | Smithers, BC - Gitumden Territory | JM
Parrot Lakes, Likht'samis'yu Territory - Wet'suwet'en Territory, near Houston, BC | JM