Ksenia Kolodka has joined Xatśūll First Nation as the new Natural Resource Coordinator.
Kolodka has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and a Master’s in Environmental Sustainability from Western University and has spent the past five years working at environmental non-profits.
“It’s really important to me to work together with others to preserve the local environment so that future generations can enjoy it and benefit from it.”
Her experience includes project management, scientific research and working with local Indigenous communities around Williams Lake.
“I want to expand my work in natural resources and learn from the community to progress the different projects that are going on at Xatśūll First Nation.”
She really enjoys film photography and feels that this area and B.C., in general, is the perfect place for that, giving her a greater appreciation for the landscape and biodiversity.
In the first few days, she says that while there’s been a lot of new information, she can tell that everyone is doing amazing work in the various departments.
“It’s been really inspiring and encouraging to hear about everyone’s projects and I and excited to be a part of the Xatśūll Natural Resource team.”