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Judy Wesley

Training & Capacity Specialist, Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Ama Sa, Simogyet xSimgitgiigeenx wah’yii. Wilnaltaahl wilps miluulak/xSimgitgiigeenx. LaxSeel Pdeek’y Gitxsan Nation. Judy Wesley is a hereditary chief of the Gitxsan Nation; her traditional chief name is xSimgitgiigeenx. She belongs to the house of Miluulak/xSimgitgiigeenx and came from the frog clan of the Gitxsan nation. Judy is mother to 2 amazing and kind-hearted sons. In her role as Training & Capacity Specialist at the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), Judy creates space for non-Indigenous people to take notice of what is in mind, body, and spirit when working with Indigenous people, as well as their own organizations and wellness journeys. Judy specializes in organizational cultural safety and is an Indigenous-Focused Orientated Trauma and Trauma Complex Therapy Practitioner (Justice Institute of BC). Judy is a leader in decolonization and implementation of programs based in Gitxsan traditional parenting and teachings of Knowledge Keepers/Elders. “The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain” ~ Gabor Maté.

Judy will be the Plenary Leader for the Morning Plenary – Cultural Safety at the 2022 Fall Education Conference.