Meet the Directors

Shyanne Boudreau BOARD DIRECTOR | 2018 to present

Taanishi, my name is Shyanne Boudreau. My father, Richard, is Métis and Acadien from the Northern Region of New Brunswick and my mother, Lynda, is a Samì and Polish first generation settler from the Lower Mainland. I have had the opportunity to live in many regions of Turtle Island, throughout my life, but I currently reside on the unceded, traditional and ancestral lands of the Musqueam and Squamish Peoples.

I am privileged to work closely with the H ə n̓q̓ ə min̓ ə m speaking Musqueam community in my role as the Coordinator of the Gathering Space, Indigenous Education and Services (IES) at sn ə w̓ey əɬ lel ə m̓, Langara College. My main role at the College is to support our Indigenous learners in any way that I can. Our IES team works closely together alongside other internal student service teams to ensure the success of our students and it is an honor to get to spend my days with our amazing students. Maarsii, Shy As my mother is originally from Whalley, I have been afforded the opportunity to spend much time in the Surrey area, which as we know Options has served for many years. My parents always ensured that community and supporting community were a big part of mine, and my brother’s lives. I have always been impressed with Options mission to help others help themselves and their desire to listen to their community, to learn first hand what folks need and do everything they can to support their needs. When I was completing my Masters Degree at SFU, I was approached by my supervisor and advised that Options Community Services was looking for new Board members. Knowing about my commitment to serving and supporting communities, he encouraged me to apply and I guess the rest is history! Since joining the Board I continue to be in awe of the incredible dedication to removing barriers and creating dignified and accessible programming. It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve on this Board and I look forward to remaining a part of the Options family for many years to come.

SHYANNE BOUDREAU Grand Canyon (2019)

The Grand Canyon region has been home to humans for more than 13,000 years. The Ancestral Puebloan people have lived in and around the canyon for several thousand years, leaving behind dwellings, garden sites, food storage areas, and artifacts. Modern tribes still consider Grand Canyon their homeland. Eleven contemporary tribes have cultural links to the area, and their oral histories are rich with references to the creation of that great chasm and torrential river. These eleven tribes include: Havasupai Tribe, AZ; Hopi Tribe, AZ; Hualapai Tribe, AZ; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, AZ; Las Vegas Band of Paiute Indians, NV; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, NV; Navajo Nation, AZ; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, UT; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, AZ; The Pueblo of Zuni, NM and Yavapai- Apache Nation, AZ.

OPTIONS COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY

JANUARY 2021

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