Started Work with Leq’á:mel First Nation Public Works Department in 2012.
I am a member of Leq’á:mel First Nation. My position allows me to work out doors doing, snow plowing, lawn maintenance and other various duties pertaining to the public works department, ie setting up and taking down special events venues.
I am Living the dream!
I have been working with Leq’a:mel First Nations for several years.
I take pride in my role of maintaining the cleanliness of our Administration Office.
I started working with the Leq’á:mel community in June 2015 as the Front Desk Receptionist and moved into the Lands Clerk position in 2017. My intentions are to develop and utilize my skills and knowledge to further our common goals for a healthy and prosperous community because I strongly believe in the values and aspirations of our people.
On a personal note; I love the beauty of the terrain that our land has to offer and appreciate taking scenic hikes up Norrish Creek. I grew up in Bridge Lake, BC and working in Leq’á:mel brings up wistful thoughts of the hunting and gathering lifestyle my family thrived on.
I look forward to establishing relationships and memories with the people of our community and am thankful to everyone welcoming me with such open arms!
My English name is Gary Paul, my traditional name Siyŏtámexw. I am member of Leq’á:mel First Nation and started working for my Nation in 2006, as the Public Works within the Maintenance Department. I enjoy working outdoors doing, snow plowing, lawn maintenance and other various other duties for my community. I hold certificates in Small Water Systems and Small Waste Water – Lagoon.
My ancestral name is Se:we’ – My given name is Marita Denise Paul-Franke (nee Paul)
I am the daughter of the Late Delivina Mary Paul (nee Thompson) of Leq’á:mel First Nation and Melvin Casimer Paul of the Sechelt First Nation
My Grandfather is the late Henry Thompson of Leq’á:mel First Nation
I am married with 3 wonderful children, one daughter and two sons – as well as two handsome grandsons.
I am not quite one year new to the Fraser Valley as a resident, I can not begin to tell you how great it is to step out my front door and literally walk into the front door at work. Never in all the years that I have worked has this happened, for this I want to thank Leq’á:mel First Nation for giving me the opportunity to work for my Nation as the receptionist.
Éy swáyel, my name is Victoria Scharley, member of Leq’á:mel First Nation – I am the daughter to the Late William (Willie) and Margaret Kelly, Granddaughter to Late Liz Diablo. I am a mother of a beautiful Daughter (Elizabeth), I am married to my best friend William (Will). I enjoy helping in the community where I can, especially when it comes to the Elders.
My journey working with Leq’á:mel started 20 years ago, as a summer student my duties started as the receptionist. I have done several other jobs with LFN in my years of employment, working alongside some great co-workers/family. If you are ever in the office, please stop in to say hello 🙂