Lori Bull is a member of the ‘Namgis First Nation with ancestral ties to the Lawit’sis tribe through her father and grandfather as well as the Dzawada’enux and Kwikwasutinux tribes through her biological mother. Lori was born in Vancouver and spent her formative years in both Vancouver & Alert Bay. She considers Alert Bay to be home no matter where she may be living. Lori is recently married and lives in Campbell River with her husband.
Lori graduated from the First Nations Child Welfare program in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria in 2009. She chose this field because of her own childhood experience in the child welfare system before being adopted at the age of four. Lori has a personal understanding of how child welfare policies have affected and continue to affect Indigenous children, families and communities across Canada.
Lori’s approach to service delivery centres on her anti-oppressive and strength-based practice. She is confident that most families have the capacity within their own community to provide a safe and loving environment for their children. She truly believes that a child’s best chance to make it in this world is to grow up within their own community, to be surrounded by family, culture & language, where they have a strong connection and that sense of belonging.
Lori has previously worked for the ‘Namgis First Nation as a delegated social worker at K’wak’walat’si Child & Family Services in Alert Bay. She has been with Sasamans Society since December 2012 assisting many families in the Campbell River area in her role as Aboriginal Outreach Family Navigator. Lori is currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Indigenous Specialization program at the University of Victoria and hopes to be completed by the spring of 2018.