Lorri Leonard

Faculty/staff profile

Indigenous Advisor

Lorri Leonard



CBA 113

Diploma in Indigenous Studies

Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc

Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections

Weyt-k / Hello. My name is Lorri, I am Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (father’s side) and Irish Canadian (mother’s side). I was born in Nanaimo and raised in Seattle. I returned to these beautiful Coast Salish territories in 1986, where I owned and operated a small local trades business for 20 years prior to returning to school.

My educational pathway at Camosun College started with the Indigenous College Prep program where I then moved on to graduate with a Diploma in Indigenous Studies. Both of these incredible programs allowed for me to explore my Indigenous heritage while pursuing a post-secondary education around working with and supporting Indigenous students as they embark on their own educational journeys.