Nancy works with practices embracing embodied knowledge and social innovation, including photography, community projects and writing informed by feminist philosophy and sustainable cultures.
She is co-founder of the Uts'am-Witness project (1997-2007) connecting over 10,000 indigenous people and settler people to the banks of Sims Creek, Nexw-ayanstut (place of transformation) located three hours from Vancouver. A hard cover book featuring her photography from this work is being released in 2013 titled 'Picturing Transformation', by D&M publishers.
She received an MA in Fine Art from the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, The Netherlands, was awarded several Canada Council grants and is exhibited internationally. The Squamish Nation recognized her with the name ‘Slanay Sp'ak'wus’ in 2001, and in 2007 she was awarded the YWCA ‘Women of Distinction’ in Arts, Culture and Design.
Nancy lived in Toronto, Berlin, Prague, Utrecht and currently resides in Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Unceded Territories.