Abbotsford campus, S1113A
Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4069email Tery
Cote First Nation, from Kamsack, Saskatchewan. 52 years old, mother of 2 and Kookum of 1. Valedictorian of University of Fraser Valley, Trades & Industry Convocation 2016.
Tery has resided in Abbotsford since 1995 raising her children here in the Fraser Valley. During 2008-2014 Tery worked in the oil field industry as a camp manager in Northern Alberta. She returned in 2015 and applied to UFV for the Hospitality & Events planning certificate program offered at the UFV Chilliwack campus. Upon graduating, Tery volunteered at the Abbotsford Arts Council and eventually accepted a full time job there as the Cultural Outreach Coordinator. During this time, Tery was able to create the Aboriginal Arts & Culture Day, which has been held in the beginning of June at the Kariton Art Gallery at Mill Lake for the past 2 years. This event has become an annual event in Abbotsford and has grown significantly since its conception. In June 2018, this event will celebrate its 3rd year. Tery Kozma was also the organizer and promoter of the Canada 150 Community House post; carved by Sumas First Nation carver Raphael Silver. On Sept 29, 2017, this post was raised in front of the Kariton Gallery, in Mill Lake, Abbotsford.
Most recently, Tery has accepted a position with University of the Fraser Valley in the Indigenous Student Centre Department at the Abbotsford campus. Tery is looking forward to this new position and working with the First Nation students, faculty, and Elders of the community.