Cheyenne Smith
Victoria, BC


BA (Hons), Anthropology, Minor in French, University of Victoria
MPH, Indigenous Peoples’ Health, University of Victoria

Cheyenne is originally from Squamish, BC, the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh people and is currently based on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples in Victoria, BC.

Cheyenne holds an Undergraduate Degree with honours from the University of Victoria in Anthropology, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, specializing in the health of Indigenous communities, also from the University of Victoria. Cheyenne’s interests in preserving Indigenous histories and promoting self-determination and the Indigenization of traditionally colonial structures inform her role at HCG.

Cheyenne was originally hired as a specific claims researcher, and has since grown her expertise in negotiations management and support, community engagement coordination, and settlement implementation services. Cheyenne’s creative approaches to her work have lead to successful outcomes for HCG’s First Nations clients engaged in the Specific Claims process.

When she isn’t working, Cheyenne enjoys reading, cooking, travelling, and immersing herself in her current hobby of the moment.