Nikki Fraser is a 29 year-old Indigenous advocate and a proud mom of two from the Secwépemc Nation located in the interior British Columbia. Nikki was elected as the BC Native Women’s Association Youth Representative in 2015, and was the Nation Youth Representative for the Native Women’s Association of Canada in 2016. Nikki has used her platform to advocate for young Indigenous Women and Girls by participating in meetings, conferences, and gatherings in communities across Canada, United States of America and Central America.
Recognized by her work with the Indigenous communities, Nikki was nominated for “Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals” to the United Nations Youth Envoy in 2016 and was one of the seventeen selected among 18,000 nominations. In 2018, she was invited to attend and speak at the Commonwealth Youth Forum within the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting as part of the Equality and Inclusion panel.
Throughout her volunteer work, Nikki’s dedication and achievement has been acknowledged on multiple platforms, including GreenBiz’s 30 Under 30, the 2017 CBC “Young Indigenous Women on the Rise,” and most recently the 2018 “Top 10 Indigenous Influencers” named by the Government of Canada. Nikki is currently enrolled in Thompson Rivers University pursing her B.A. in Sociology and Political Science.