Who We Are

Current NIAC Board of Directors:

Diane Levesque (President)
Jennifer Pighin (Vice President)
Lynne Biles (Treasurer)
Crystal dawn Behn (Secretary)
Keilani Rose (Board Member)

Former members have included:

Ivan Paquette, Kim Stewart, Shirley Babcock, Lynette Lafontaine, Karen Erickson, Carla Joseph, Lisa and Darin Corbiere


Diane is an artist and was born in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Her ancestry includes Kwakwaka’wakw and she is a proud member of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nations (Kingcome Inlet, Alert Bay, and Guilford Island). She is French Canadian & Indigenous. Diane’s interest in art began in 2003 and she is a self-taught artist. Her passion is creating art in a wide range of mediums including painting with acrylics & oils on canvas, watercolors and alcohol inks, pottery, beaded &…


Jennifer is a visual artist and art educator in Prince George, BC. She is a proud member of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation with Wet’suwet’en, French, and Italian ancestry. Jennifer holds a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr, a Bachelor of Education - Specialisation in Art from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in First Nations Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is also the chair of the Omineca Artist Run Centre Society operating the Omineca Arts Centre…


Lynne Biles is an Anishinaabe (Ojibway Peoples ) of The Batchewana First Nations. Traditional land located along the eastern shores of Lake Superior from Batchewana Bay to Whitefish Island in Northern Ontario and also French Canadian roots. Both Lynne and her husband Mark really enjoy the outdoors and small-town atmosphere of Prince George. They decided to leave the big city and move to Prince George to work and raise a family. It is now over 30 years 3 grown children and has both retired…


Soo’aht’oh, my name is Keilani Elizabeth Rose. I was born and raised in Lheidli T’enneh territory. Along my matrilineal roots, I belong to the Lheidli T’enneh nation holding intersectional Indigeneity of Kānaka Maoli diaspora. I also carry British settler, Chinese immigrant, and Black ancestry. I am the great-granddaughter of Captain Owen Forrester Browne and a direct descendent of beloved Granny Seymour, The Matriarch of the North. It is the legacy of my ancestors, the courage of Polynesian…