Indigenous Leadership

Culture. Healing. Strength.

Who we are

Indigenous Leadership

SACRED is a program run through Peers Victoria and partnered with QomQem Coastal Connections. We are an Indigenous leadership oriented and culturally grounded program. SACRED is rooted in the understanding of colonial and gender-based violence while also being rooted in the importance of family and community. SACRED engages in cultural wellness for healing and building strength. There are 6 SACRED members who are trained in Indigenous Harm Reduction and Outreach. Our outreach team works to connect with and provide information on available resources for sex workers and folks who have experienced sexualized violence and/or gender-based violence. Meet our team!

Our Team



Tansi, my name is Brenda and I am of Cree ancestry. I have three grown children and four living grandchildren and one recently deceased grandson. I worked in the greater Victoria school district 61 for 29 years but had to retire four years ago because I had stomach surgery that has caused great weight loss. I was given the opportunity to become an outreach worker , through Peers Victoria, Sacred group. I really enjoy meeting new people and would rather work with you, than with people who look down their noses at others. I find QomQem Coastal and Sacred outreach teams to be my extended family and am honored to be part of it



Barb was born and raised on Vancouver Island and has spent her adult life living in Lekwungen territory. She is Mohawk who’s family is originally from Ontario. Barb loves roller skating and hanging out with friends listening to some good tunes. Barb has been doing outreach for about 2 years now. Harm Reduction is important to Barb as she cares for the safety of others and values taking care of people.



Marie is a proud member of Klahoose First Nation. She has been living in Victoria on and off her whole life. Marie is a mother of 4 beautiful children and Grandmother of 7. Marie is a humble, welcoming and deeply caring person who easily and vibrantly shares her love while on outreach with our community. We are so lucky to have her on our team! 



My name is Muhwa Dorward-Seitcher I am from nuu-chah-nulth from Tofino and ahousaht. I’ve lived on Lekwungen territory since I was 10 years old. I have been an outreach worker since December 2021 with Peers Sacred group and QomQem Coastal Connections. I appreciate what my job entails because it makes me feel like I’m giving back to my community and I feel reassured knowing my community is getting safe supplies, food and resources from us. 



Bio still to come.

Mary MacLeod-Beaver


SACRED Coordinator | (250)-217-0410

Mary is from Alderville First Nation, a michi saagiig nishnaabeg community located in southern Ontario. She has been living as a guest on lək̓ʷəŋən territory for two years. Currently in the Child and Youth Care program at the University of Victoria, Mary has several years of experience working as a support and resource for Indigenous communities and organizations.

What We DO

We are honored to be partnered with Peers Victoria Resources Society in the harm
reduction work that we do. SACRED is an Indigenous leadership group that is rooted in
culture, strength and healing. Some of the members from SACRED offer outreach to
support folks with GBV and sexualized violence experiences. The team sets up to
connect with folks and offer support and referrals to culturally relevant support and find
ways to heal such colonial violence.

To Learn More About our Partnership with Peers Resource Society

QomQem Coastal and SACRED are so grateful for the support and partnership of PEERS.