Meet your Tla'amin Settlement Team

CYNDI EGAN - Guardian

I am honoured to be appointed to the role of Guardian of the Qamɛs ʔəms Tala Settlement Trust.

I am from the Tla’amin Nation, living and working in Victoria B.C. as a Chartered Professional Accountant, with the majority of my career spent with government and in public practice.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and being outdoors, especially hiking with my rescue dog.

I look forward to working with the Trustees, fulfilling my duties and responsibilities to the Trust, the Tla’amin Citizens and contributing to the economic growth of the Nation.

ANN PAUL - Trustee, Treasurer

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My English name is Ann Paul and I am honoured to serve as one of the Trustees for the Qamɛs ʔəms tala Settlement Trust.  I am from Tla’amin Nation and live on Nation lands.

My interests include personal fitness, gardening, cooking, reading, paddling with my canoe family, enjoying our traditional songs, dances, practicing ʔayʔajuthəm, and learning how the language is written in orthography.

Being a trustee has been rewarding work and I have enjoyed working with such a great group of fellow trustees.  As was the vision of many late Elders, the investments secured through our treaty continue to grow in wealth for future generations. At the same time we have assisted many citizens who have applied for a grant, build or expand their businesses through the Economic Development fund.

I am excited to be serving my second four-year term and look forward to continuing to exercise the responsibilities and duties as a trustee for the Qamɛs ʔəms tala Settlement Trust and to the citizens of Tla’amin.

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JASMIN MENENDEZ - Trustee, Secretary

ʔaǰečxʷʊt, my name is Jasmin Menendez. My mother is Lorraine Peters, and my late grandparents are Stanley and Nelly Peters. I am a ɬaʔəmen woman who lives, works, and studies on the lands of the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ people.

While being away from home to advance my education, being a Trustee with the Qamɛs ʔəms Tala Settlement Trust has allowed me to stay connected while diving deep into growth and learning within our nation.

In my spare time, I enjoy practicing cultural traditions, educating myself through two-eyed seeing, and keeping busy in the great outdoors. 

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APRIL TREAKLE - Trustee

My name is April Treakle. I am a Tla’amin Citizen and Resident. I was raised in Tla’amin and moved to the greater Vancouver Area for about 20 years as a young adult before moving back home to Tla’amin March 2019. I am a mother of two growing boys K-Shaun 11 years old and Linden 10 years old and I am grateful to be raising them here in Tla’amin. I have been appointed as a Trustee for the Qamɛs ʔəms tala Settlement Trust and I look forward to working and being a part of this team. I am interested in growing with our Nation and doing what I can to work with and for Tla’amin today and into the future. Emote

KAYLA PETERS - Trustee

My name is Kayla Peters. I am a Tla’amin citizen, however I have spent most of my life residing in the greater Vancouver area. Over the years, I have maintained connections with the community and enjoy visiting our traditional land. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Youth Care. I have spent most of career working and advocating for Indigenous families and children.

Some of my hobbies and interests include reading, watching live theatre, cooking and taking my dog for walks.

I am honored to be appointed a Trustee for the Qamɛs ʔəms Tala Settlement Trust. I shall fulfill my duties and responsibilities and work through collaborative practices that promote equality, diversity and transparency.