Meet our new team member, Leanna!
Prior to joining the Castlemain team, Leanna Milburn worked with Kwikwetlem First Nation on a variety of projects relating to policy development, community planning, and natural resource consultation. She has a strong background in research, community engagement and facilitation and a skill for bringing the results of a data collection process together into unique and innovative policy. She holds a BA in Communication (with Honours) from Simon Fraser University and an MA in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia.
What excites you most about the future with CMG?
I am most excited for the opportunity to work with many communities to strengthen core governance through innovative policy. Every community has a distinct set of priorities and a different approach to each scenario. I look forward to learning about these from the communities that I will work alongside and I am eager to find ways to develop policy tools that fully support and address the unique needs of each community.
Describe an initiative or project you’re proud of.
I had the opportunity to facilitate a collaborative language revitalization planning process for four hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking communities – Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem and Musqueam. Designing this process was a unique challenge and I am very proud of how it unfolded. I am still so inspired by the passion of the Committee members and their collective dedication to revitalizing the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language. I am happy knowing that I was able to turn their shared vision into a document for which they can feel a sense of pride.