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Irene Bjerky


Irene Bjerky, C’eyxkn, has been interested in Jean Caux (Cataline) for a long time, while researching her genealogical connection to him. Irene is a member of the Yale First Nation and her great-great-grandmother was Amelia York, C’eyxkn, a well-known basketmaker and mother to two of Cataline’s children. Irene is a boilermaker, a former commercial fisher, and is interested in her family’s and community’s history. She makes her home in Yale, British Columbia.