- SEMESTER IN DIALOGUE
- SFU COMMUNITY
INDIGENOUS WAYS OF KNOWING & REDEFINING PHILANTHROPY
Kris Archie, Ts’qescenemc ell Seme7 is passionate about learning, community and liberation. Kris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Circle, a Fellow at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and an instructor in SFU’s Continuing Studies Certificate in Community Engagement Program.
Kris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada where she has focused on building a national member based organization that is increasingly focused on moving money from Settler Philanthropy to Indigenous communities, nations, movements and projects. Prior to joining The Circle, Kris was the project manager for the Vancouver Foundation’s youth homelessness initiative, called Fostering Change.
Kris is an experienced facilitator and teacher - serving as an instructor in SFU's Continuing Studies - Dialogue and Civic Engagement Program. She was instrumental in the programming of the 2019 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue with Siila Watt Cloutier and will be teaching in the 2022 Summer Semester in Dialogue on New Approaches to Philanthropy.