Continuously inspired by her Indigenous ancestry and upbringing, Christine Johnson started her own advisory and consulting firm that helps build stronger relationships with and for, Indigenous people of Canada.
The name of her business connects to her traditional and family lands, Clemenes Meadows.
Before devoting her future to serving Indigenous people, Christine gained more than 10 years’ liaison experiential from organzations including the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS), Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA), and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc (TteS).
Christine is comfortable in learning and engaging with other community and tribal traditional teachings and business operations. She has great experience in working with elders, knowledge keepers, Chiefs and Councils, and community members, from various First Nations communities across the province.
Christine was born and raised in the First Nations community of Esk’etemc, located in the Interior of British Columbia.
Her traditional name is T.seseleĺckn- which means where the two waters meet and become one.
Esk’etemc is a community of the Secwepemc/Shuswap tribe, which believes in a matriarchal values. Her name was gifted to her by four community matriarchs of Esk’etemc.
These traditional values honour your mother when introducing yourself. Christine’s mother is Edith Robbins and her parents Lottie Robbins nee Clemene-Kelalest and Duncan Robbins. Christine’s father is Hilary Johnson and his parents Seraphine Johnson nee Harry and Charlie Johnson.
Lottie and Seraphine were also members of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation.
Clemenes Meadows is located on the traditional territories of the Esk'etemc te Secwepemc, near Alkali Lake BC.
Joe Clemene is an inspiring ancestor for Christine. The Uncle of Lottie, being the great-grandfather to Christine, Joe was a student and survivor of the Indian Residential School system. He lived through both the small-pox pandemic and the enactment of the Indian Act of Canada, and was a storyteller to these traumatic experiences.
He lived a life of resilience and humility.
Joe Clemene was a hockey player with the Alkali Braves with natural athleticism that would inspire generations of family members to this day. Being a cowboy, Joe raised horses on his meadows that he would allow to roam freely along the lands.
The goal for Christine is to return home and build a house on her family land, where she can raise horses that can roam freely, a place called Clemenes Meadows.
Christine has vast knowledge of working within the First Nations Industries, with Mental Health and Wellness, Governance, Indian Residential School, Cultural Supports, at community level, nation level, and provincial level.
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