Heather is Haida — she was born in Vancouver, raised in Edmonton and has lived in Skidegate. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta. While holding a government job, Heather also pursues filmmaking, having taken courses at her local film co-op. Her first documentary, Jaat Sdiihltl’lxa: Woman Who Returns, explores how she was adopted into her Haida clan. It premiered at the Edmonton International Film Festival and has screened at numerous festivals. Heather was the recipient of the first Gill Cardinal Legacy Fund, through which she was mentored by the NFB. Currently, Heather is in pre-production for Della and Goliath, her first feature film, after being awarded the Telefilm Microgrant - Aboriginal Stream.