Emily (Percy) Percival-Paterson
Percy is a settler who grew up in Sooke (T’Sou-ke territory), and identifies as queer. She has just returned to the island due to COVID-19 from undertaking her MSc in international public health (sexual and reproductive health) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Shayli is a proud queer woman from the Lyackson First Nation and has lived her whole life with gratitude on the lands of her Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ relations. She studied political science and indigenous studies, is an interdisciplinary performing artist, community organizer, and contract worker, and is isolating during COVID-19 with her grandparents on W̱SÁNEĆ territory.
Pam was born in Ottawa, ON and lived most of her life in Gatineau, QC on unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory. She moved to Victoria, BC to pursue her olympic dreams and is currently competing on the National Sevens Women’s Rugby Team. She is studying political science with a minor in social justice, and is passionate about evoking intersectional approaches to support local communities.
Caroline is from settler and Métis heritage and has lived her whole life in Victoria, BC, which lies on unceded Coast Salish territories of the Lekwungen, Malahat, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke, and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. She has been competing full-time on the National Women’s Sevens Rugby team for the past 6 years, and is pursuing her education in justice studies.
Ciel has lived as an uninvited settler on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories for nearly 23 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and visual arts; she works in design, development, and curation; and plans to study social systems design in the near future. Ciel is self-isolating with three close friends and is grateful to live on this island.