Project Description

K’aayhlt’aa Haanas (Valine Brown) is an organizer, communications professional, and devoted Haida citizen belonging to the K’aawas Eagle Clan. Currently, Valine works as the Manager of Membership Engagement and Accountability with The Circle on Philanthropy. She has served on boards and steering committees locally, regionally, and internationally and is co-founder of Haida Gwaii CoASt and Swiilawiid Sustainability Society. Her work is rooted in her homelands, and Valine’s academic and advocacy efforts are centered around environmental justice and Indigenous title, rights, and responsibilities. She believes in the power of people and connection to place and she is fiercely committed to building community resilience amid the climate crisis. Valine does her strategizing on the beach and finds inspiration in the forests.