Shawnee’s traditional name is Stótlōtiya, which means Little Matsqui River, a territorial name where she’s from. She has worked with the Correctional Service of Canada for over 10 years in many departments at different capacities, mainly as an Administrative Assistant. She’s currently acting as an Indigenous Community Development Officer.
A member of the Matsqui First Nation, Shawnee is very involved with her community within their Governing Body and other committees; she was also recently recognized as a Matriarch. She is incredibly passionate about everything in her professional and personal life.