Míkw’achi7m (Marissa) Nahanee is a member of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) & Nisg̱a’a Nations. She brings a diverse background as an accomplished indigenous artist and language and cultural coordinator. Marissa has served as Cultural Coordinator for the Squamish Nation and Client Relations Manager for Indigenous Community for Leadership and Community. She has more than 20 years experience in public speaking, conducting workshops, traditional native dance, and providing traditional West Coast land acknowledgements at conferences and ceremonies. Marissa also worked with the Four Host First Nations Secretariat (FHFN) during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on projects, including the Indigenous Youth Gathering in which 300 youth performed in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.