Lyana is a member of the Stellat’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia as well as Acadian/Scottish. She has worked in communications and education for almost two decades. After five years co-creating Indigenous health curriculum in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, she started a PhD program at the School of Community and Regional Planning. She is also the Research Manager for project #2 of the Masculinities and Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, entitled Evaluating and Extending the Aboriginal Men’s Dudes Club Program. Her research explores the intersection of governance, history, health and storytelling.