qχeləc, nə́c̓əmat θəɬ kʷθə šxʷqʷeləwən
Many Voices, One Mind
Traditional Name: Xi Quelem
Birth Place: Duncan, BC. (Eugene came into the world feet-first, weighing 2 lbs 14 oz.)
Indigenous Community: born Cowichan, raised Malahata
Residential School Attended: Kuper Island Residential School
Family: Married with 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren
Memorable Childhood Experience: Grandfather speaking to crows, a pet deer, and a pet seal.
Hobbies: Paddling, knitting, beading, needlepoint, weaving
Words of Wisdom:
"Spirituality and Ceremony need to be brought back."
"Celebration of Life should be when a child is born, not when a person passes away."