Michelle Lorna Nahanee (Squamish) is the designer of a life-size board game and workshop called Sínulhkay and Ladders. She is a creative director, critical communications scholar and Indigenous change maker. Michelle has 20+ years of professional communications experience working in the intersection of class, race, culture and creativity. Michelle recently completed a Master of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University where she wrote “Decolonizing Identity: Indian Girl to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Matriarch.” She concluded her research with a call to dismantle the academic barriers to knowledge concerning decolonizing practices. She is committed to supporting Squamish cultural resurgence and is the Board Chair of Kwi Awt Stelmexw, a Squamish arts and culture NGO.