Kamala Todd

Kamala Todd  is Metis-Cree with roots in St. Paul de Métis Settlement and Whitefish Lake Alberta. She was born and raised in the beautiful homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓- and Skwxwú7mesh-speaking people, also known as Vancouver. Kamala is a community planner, filmmaker, writer and curator with a Masters degree in cultural Geography (UBC).  For six years she was the City of Vancouver’s Aboriginal Social Planner (2000-2006), and she has recently returned to the City as the Indigenous Arts and Culture Planner. Kamala’s film credits include Indigenous Plant DivaCedar and BambooRELAW: Living Indigenous Laws, and an Indigenous law video series for the Indigenous Law Research Unit. She writes and directs for children’s television, including the Indigenous science series Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show on APTN.  She is the author of “This Many-storied Land”, in In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation and a ground-breaking report for Vancouver Park Board entitled, Truth-Telling: Indigenous Perspectives on Working with Municipal Governments. Kamala has curated special events and exhibits for such groups as Indian Summer Festival, David Suzuki Foundation, and the Roundhouse. She is also a Gladue Report Writer with BC Legal Services. Kamala is the proud and grateful mother of Kai and Anostin, emerging artists and storytellers themselves!

North Shore Demographics

65.9% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver were between the ages of 15 and 44 years when they arrived in Canada.
Source: 2016 Census

11.6% of immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak Farsi most often at home
Source: 2016 Census

19.3% of immigrants

in West Vancouver speak Mandarin most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

14.4% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver speak Farsi most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

18.8% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver are recent immigrants (landed between 2011 and 2016).
Source: 2016 Census

40% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2016 Census

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