Old Massett Village Council
My name is Freda Davis, I am from the Yagulaanaas Yakgujaanaas clan. I’m married to Elvis Davis, we have been together for 40 years. We have 3 amazing daughter and 5 wonderful grandchildren.
I am currently on my 3rd year on council and my 2nd year as deputy Chief. To be honest I never thought I would be so entrenched in politics, but here I am. I love knowing that I am a part of positive things to come for our community of Gaw Tlagee (Old Massett).
I’m excited to start learning how things are run within the Gwaii Trust board and help our island flourish.
My name is Jade Collison, newly elected to the Old Massett Village Council. I have recently completed my diploma in Business Administration with a Human Resource concentration. Prior to 2 years of full-time school, I was employed with the Haida Health Centre and Northern Health as a Care Aide. I gained significant knowledge and skills during those 8+ years working with our elders and community members, I cherish each moment and will always carry the lessons learned close to my heart.
Some hobbies I enjoy are harvesting and preserving our traditional foods such as canning clams, deer, berries, and fish. As well as making homemade jams, salsas, marinating sauces, relishes and of course pickling everything! I spend a fair amount of time managing our Jr. Boys basketball team and coaching soccer.
My Haida name is Kuuyang.
Born and raised in Old Massett. Mother of four grown kids. Owner/operator of traditional longhouse gift gallery. Artist, cedar, ravens tail and chilkat weaver.
Strong advocate for protecting old growth forests and upholding Haida stewardship values. I believe working together we can build a happier, healthier community.