Stella Johnson

Stella Johnson

Elder-In-Residence

Stella Johnson, nee Erasmus was born in McLennan, Alberta and raised by her grandmother from the age of 5 and was taught the Cree language. Stella worked as a Registered Care Aide in Dawson Creek, BC before moving to Nanaimo in 1987 where she worked at Traveller’s Lodge for sixteen years. Upon retiring in 2006 Stella spent four months exploring Canada coast to coast. In 2006 Stella was hired by Duncan Métis Nation as a Métis support worker and worked in the Lake Cowichan District. In August 2012 Stella began a new journey as an elder at VIU.