K’iinuwaas, Carrie Anne Vanderhoop
Indigenous and Community Initiatives Manager, Haida Gwaii Institute
Carrie Anne is Haida of Old Masset, Haida Gwaii. She belongs to the Gawa Git’ans, Masset Inlet Eagle clan. She is a weaver of cedar bark, and also Raven’s Tail and Naaxiin (Chilkat) northwest coast textiles. Her father is Aquinnah Wampanoag from Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard) Massachusetts. She is a mother, aunty, weaver and educator.
Carrie Anne is currently the Indigenous and Community Initiatives Manager at the Haida Gwaii Institute. She also serves on the Aboriginal Steering Committee at the UBC Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). Previously, she worked as the Curriculum Manager at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, leading the development and delivery of the UBC 23 24 Indigenous Cultural Safety learning experience, which is required learning for students in 12 UBC health science programs.
Carrie Anne has over 15 years of experience in teaching and education. She earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she studied Comparative Literature and Sociology, and her MEd from Harvard University.