Nancy works with art practices that embrace embodied knowledge and social innovation. A visual artist with experience in cross-cultural artistic collaboration, large-format photography, video, writing, pedagogy, feminist theory, social justice and community projects
Co-founder of the Utsám Witness project, she was honoured by the Squamish Nation with the name ‘Slanay Sp’ak’wus’ in 2001, and received the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award in Arts, Culture & Design in 2007. Picturing Transformation: Nexw-áyantsut, (2013) is a book featuring her photography that tells the story of how a new form of environmental and cultural activism evolved through the Uts'am Witness project (1997-2007), and saved 50,000 hectares of forest in the process.
Born in Toronto, she has lived in Berlin, Prague, Utrecht and currently resides in Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Unceded Territories.