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Learn about the exciting initiatives, events, programs and opportunities happening at Naut'sa mawt and within our 11 Member nation communites.

Get to Know Our Youth - Kayla Peters and Emily White

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council is pleased to spotlight two of our youth from the Youth Advisory Council, Kayla Peters, Tla'amin Nation, and Emily White, Klahoose First Nation and Tla'amin Nation.


Youth Profile: Tla'amin Nation's Kayla Peters


My name is Kayla Peters. I am Coast Salish from the Tla’amin Nation, located on the Sunshine Coast of BC. However, I grew up in the greater Vancouver area most of my life. I hold a BA in Child & Youth care work. I have also invested my time studying acting and received my diploma in theatre. I currently work for the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows School district.




Youth Profile: Klahoose First Nation's Emily White


ʔajɛčxʷʊt, Emily kʷət̓ᶿ nan. tawač kʷ ƛoʔos hɛga ɬaʔəmen. nišč ʔəkʷ ɬaʔəmen.


Hello, my name is Emily White, and I use She/Her pronouns. I am from Klahoose and Tla’amin Nations and currently reside in Tla’amin Territory. I hold a degree from the University of Victoria in Indigenous Studies and Applied Ethics. For work, I am a Councillor for Klahoose First Nation, and I am an ʔayʔaǰuθəm Language Learner and Research Assistant. I am very excited to be a part of the Naut'sa mawt Youth Advisory Council, and I look forward to making connections and learning from all of those who are willing to share. čɛčɛhatənapɛč.