Thomas James

Faculty/staff profile


Indigenous Advisor





Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS)

Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections

Weyt-kp, my name is Thomas. I’m a proud two-spirited individual (he/they) from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) of the Interior-Salish, Secwépemc (Shuswap) speaking peoples of British Columbia. I represent 3 of the 13 Tk’emlúps families; Casimir, Paul, and Fraser’s. On my mother’s side, I am Secwépemc from TteS. From my father’s side, I am Nlaka’pamux from Lil’wat First Nation. The contemporary issues I’m interested in focuses on bringing about empowerment, social change, justice, and transformation within, for, and by Indigenous leaders, who contest their colonization and work for social justice and in their communities. I intend to defend and advocate for indigenous youth, not only within government policy and government circles, but also to support them throughout their academic journey.