We Are IH: Indigenous cultural safety educator facilitating change

June 13, 2024
Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator, Kelsey Arnouse

Name: Kelsey Arnouse, Registered Social Worker (RSW) (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator
Years of Service: 8
Worksite: Sahali Mall, Kamloops
Community:  Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc 
Ancestral Territory: Secwépemc Nation
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: “It’s education (that) got us into this mess, and education (is what) will get us out of it.” - Justice Murray Sinclair

Born in the traditional, unceded Stó꞉lō Nation territory and raised on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of her Secwépemc Nation, Kelsey Arnouse is a proud community member of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

Kelsey's maternal family is from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and her paternal family is from Sexqeltqin; both communities are within the Secwépemc Nation. She also acknowledges her roots as a third-generation Irish settler. 

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