First Nations Women

Gender Equality Week Feature: Pauline Waterfall

Gender Equality Week

Celebrating First Nations Women: Hilistis Pauline Waterfall

Hilistis Pauline Waterfall is a Heiltsuk woman and ambassador who has spent decades working for access to education for First Nations peoples. She is known as a “keeper of knowledge” in her community, and has contributed to the revitalization of the Hailhzaqv Language. Until recently, she was an adjunct professor at Vancouver Island University and taught in the First Nations Stewardship Tech program.