Khelsilem is the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwa̱kwa̱ka’wakw (Na̱mg̱is’ and Ḵwiḵwa̱sut̓inux̱w) programming director and founder of Kwi Awt Stelmexw. He grew up and lives in the city of Vancouver. His passion is creating opportunities for growth, renewal, and exploration as Indigenous peoples. He founded Kwi Awt Stelmexw to help accomplish that with his people.