At our AGM in December 2019, PPP welcomed two new Board Members Tierra Madani – Originally from the island of Molokai in Hawaii, Tierra lives and breathes aloha in all that she does. She moved to Victoria in 2014 and has since earned her place within the HR community and within the Tourism/Hospitality industry.
And we are also thrilled to introduce Dylan Sunshine Waisman – a new Vancouver based Board Member. Her maternal family hails from Fiji and the Solomon Islands with family spread across the South Pacific. Her paternal family are Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Sunshine received her law degree with honours in the UK and her Master’s in Law degree with a focus on human rights and migration law. Sunshine currently works to uphold Indigenous rights in the criminal justice system as a Gladue Report Writer, while studying to become an accredited lawyer in Canada, and volunteering on a bi-monthly basis at pro-bono legal clinics in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Learn more about these new Board Members HERE
PPP also thanks retiring Board members Eli Enns who is now a PPP partner NGO with their Toddler in Nature program, so he is not going too far and we look forward to continuing work with his organization IISAAK OLAM!
Board member, Rachel Wang, offers a farewell to fellow Board member, Jessica Rutherford: “I regret to inform our members that Jessica Rutherford will be stepping down from her position on the Board due to the demands of her existing strenuous work schedule. As passionate and empathetic global citizens, we often forget how much personal time and energy it takes to meaningfully fulfill our many commitments. While we are sad to see Jessica go, we wholeheartedly support her decision. Having previously worked with Jessica at the World Wildlife Fund in Solomon Islands, it has been a wonderful experience working with her again in Canada towards the same vision: healthy and resilient communities across the South Pacific. The Board thanks Jessica for all her work and hopes our paths will cross again soon.”
PPP is pleased to welcome Cedar Luke. Cedar joined our team as our Intercultural Research Associate by way of his graduating internship placement with us early in 2020. In the last decade, he has lived, studied and worked in Latin America for five years and is graduating in Latin American Studies and Intercultural Education. In a world of beautiful diversity Cedar strives to honor and bridge our differences so we may work together in harmony for all generations to come.
A sad passing –Edmund Kundi Senjiku a Sepik River carver recently passed away, as reported by former PPP Board Member Elaine Monds. Edmund was a young father based in the middle Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. He was a talented carver who was represented at Elaine’s former business the Alcheringa Gallery. Edmund died on February 20th, 2020 and his uncle (also a Master Sepik Carver and PPP Friend) Edward Dumoi is taking a collection to help Edmund’s four kids aged 9-3 years old who are mourning for their father. To help or learn more contact Edward: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Mobile: +675 73401336 or +675 73617215 / You can use these phone numbers for his what’s app account.