Part 2 of our Women of Color Speaker Series: Race and Gender in Whatcom County will feature Candice Wilson, Executive Director of the Lhaq’Temish Foundation. This series will be held over Zoom. You can watch Candice present on April 22, 2021, from 12-1pm. Breakout discussions will be available from 1-1:30pm for those who would like to continue the conversation.
About Candice Wilson:
Candice Wilson is Executive Director of the Lhaq’Temish Foundation, formerly known as Lummi Nation Service Organization, a tribally chartered, 501(C)3 non-profit. The foundation’s mission is: ‘Nilh Xwenang Tse Schelangen Este Nexw Xwlemi’ (this is our way of life in Lummi) – a healthy, giving, and prosperous community to strengthen our people through cultural, social, and economic abundance.
Candice is the former Tribal & Community Liaison to the North Sound Accountable Community of Health, and served on the Lummi Indian Business Council for nine years as an elected official for Lummi Nation, serving three of those years as the Vice Chairwoman.
Candice has a bachelor’s degree in Tribal Governance and Business Management from Northwest Indian College and is currently is pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at Seattle University.
Candice currently serves on the Northwest Indian College Foundation Board of Directors, and the Children of the Setting Sun Productions Board of Directors. She is a former School Board Director for the Ferndale School District, former board member for the Whatcom Family & Community Network, and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.