Who We Are

Current NIAC Board of Directors:

Keilani Rose (President)
Jennifer Pighin (Vice President)
Crystal dawn Behn (Secretary)

Former members have included:

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


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…


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…