Gilakas’la, my everyday name is Mayanidiy and my English name is Ivy Shaughnessy. My parents and grandparents come from the Kwakwaka'wakw, Tsimshian, Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples. I was born and raised on lək̓ʷəŋən territory, known as Victoria, BC. I have travelled throughout Turtle Island working with nonprofits and Indigenous communities supporting language revitalization and capacity development.
My post-secondary education is in Business Administration, with a focus on Human Resources Management & Leadership and General Management. I am honoured to apply my background and education to my work at Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
In my downtime, I am teaching my child the importance of relationship-building to support community care.