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Rosaline Bent

Tmixw Research File Clerk

Hello! My name is Rosaline Bent. I am proudly from the Shackan and Lower Nicola Indian Bands. I was raised by my loving grandparents on the Shackan Indian Reserve, and I have been blessed with a deep connection to my community. I cherish family and am blessed with three children and two grandsons.


I am lucky to have grown up in the scenic Nicola Valley as it is the most beautiful place to live. I love the mountains, and the weather is perfect for all seasons. I enjoy going fishing, hunting, and gardening, or just taking a drive up the mountains.


Professionally, I earned my Diploma in Business Administration from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and then began an entrepreneurial journey, establishing my own business, the "Coffee Wagon," in the summer of the same year. After several years, my career path led me to roles with the Nicola Tribal Association and Cooks Ferry Band, where I served as a filing clerk and receptionist and then further honed my administrative skills as the Administration Manager at Tmixʷ Research.


After a hiatus of 20 years, I embraced a new chapter in my career journey when I returned and rejoined the Scw’exmx Tribal Council in the Tmixʷ Research Department in 2023. It has been a rewarding experience reconnecting with the organization and collaborating with my supportive colleagues.


Currently, my focus lies on meticulously analyzing interviews conducted between 1997 and 2007, uncovering vital insights into traditional hunting grounds, berry picking sites, and medicinal plant locations. This involves thorough examination of documents, recording tapes, and cross-referencing with databases. This effort will result in comprehensive filing systems to preserve our invaluable cultural heritage. I am honored to be a part of such meaningful work, and I look forward to contributing further to the preservation and understanding of our Indigenous heritage.

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