Tessa Terbasket

Youth Catalyst

Tessa Terbasket is a talented young Syilx woman who has been instrumental in empowering, challenging, and encouraging Syilx youth to become more involved in water. She has a background in indigenous and environmental studies, and experience from the Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries and Natural Resource Department. Passionate about water, she has helped create two youth groups: the Syilx Youth Water Leaders, and the Columbia Basin Transboundary Youth Network. Tessa’s work is shaped by countless millennia of traditional knowledge, close-knit community, and her determination to keep educating herself.