Zahra started at Nature United in 2018 and supports Indigenous communities across Canada in running strong and resilient on-the-land/water programs for Indigenous youth, who will be the future stewards of their communities, cultures and territories. This work involves facilitation support, developing tools and resources, and facilitating webinars to support networking between partners.
Before this, she worked in Indigenous education with a university on Vancouver Island and in public health in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She’s a teacher by training and feels lucky to be able to substitute teach on the lower mainland one day a week in addition to working for Nature United.
In her younger years, Zahra herself participated in experiential learning through outdoor education programs and felt the transformative impact it had on her confidence, interpersonal interactions and leadership skills. She still loves spending time on the land and water and is grateful for all the opportunities she has to hike and paddle in Coast Salish territory, where she has been living for the last 10 years.