BCAFN Female Youth Representative
BCAFN Male Youth Representative
Johnny Hanuse, is a member of the Klahoose First Nation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation, which deals specifically with economic development ventures and partnerships that operates within arm’s reach of the Klahoose First Nation. He has five years’ experience as a communications coordinator where he further developed his interest in writing, research and photography.
He has been a youth worker intermittently since he was 16 years old. In 2014 he completed the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program where he worked at the Ministry of Environments: BC Parks as a project coordinator for nine months. Johnny and his supervisor worked with youth councils to plan youth based events with the initiative to be active and to get outdoors. During the last three months of the internship he went up to Haida Gwaii and worked with the Old Massett Youth Group. They hosted cultural camps and their very own potlatch.
In his spare time Johnny plays acoustic/electric/slide guitar and writes his own songs; skateboards and writes short stories.