My name is Brianna Andrews and I work as one of the Band Social Development Workers at OKIB. I am a member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Nelson House, Manitoba. I was born and raised on the Coast, but moved to the Okanagan to raise my family. I developed a strong sense of passion working with Indigenous communities when I was employed at Indigenous Services of Canada. The experience provided me with a deep appreciation for how communities strive to create and operate businesses, develop capacity amongst community members, and generate opportunities while preserving shared cultural and ecological values for generations to come. I’m very excited for the opportunity to utilize and grow my skills in this new role at OKIB!