Dionne Paul, MFA (she/her)

Indigenous Artist, Plant Medicine Woman, Indigenous Cultural Consultation, Cultural Safety and Humility Facilitator

Vancouver, BC

Dionne Paul is an artist, plant medicine woman, Indigenous cultural consultant, and cultural safety and humility facilitator from the Nuxalk and shíshálh Nations, currently living and working on her traditional shíshálh territory.

She is a painter, weaver and sculptor. Her art practice is deeply embedded in Indigenous ways of being in the world. Harvesting food, plant medicines, and art materials from the forest and ocean ebbs and flows with the seasons, moons, and times of day, and she enjoying understanding all these cycles.

Dionne has been practicing plant medicines for over a decade and uses this knowledge to support the development of culturally safe research and implementation. She also specializes in Indigenous engagement, development of Reconciliation plans and strategies, and providing cultural safety review and consultation for documents and programs.

In addition to being a traditional Knowledge Keeper, she is also passionate about hunting and gathering food to be shared in her community, ocean dive clean-ups, teaching yoga to shíshálh Nation youth, and offering Indigenous studio art workshops as art therapy.

Services offered:

  • Indigenous arts and culture, land-based learning and plant medicines
  • Indigenous community engagement practices
  • Reconciliation planning
  • Cultural safety and humility facilitation