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Shelley Saje Ricci

Shelley Saje Ricci

Executive Board:
Diversity Vice-President

Shelley carries the name Bear Paw Woman, belongs to the Eagle Clan and is of mixed Indigenous/European heritage with paternal ties to the Michel Band in Treaty 6 territory. She lives on the unceded kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem/Coquitlam) core territory and works on the sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie/Surrey) territory. Shelley has worked in the K-12 sector for 14 years as an Aboriginal Cultural Educator and Youth Worker. She has served as Executive-at-Large with CUPE Local 728 for 3 terms and volunteers on CUPE BC’s Indigenous and Women’s Committees. She is also a delegate to Metropolitan District and New Westminster District Labour Councils. She is an activist, educator, change-maker, National CUPE facilitator and was one of two Indigenous Workers Representatives for the BC Federation of Labour, having served 2 terms (ending November 2020).