Dorothy J Paul born Alert Bay, BC is from the Eagle Clan, Old Massett Village and Scottish lineage. She is currently living, working and playing in Tsartlip First Nation.
Dorothy has been working within the sport systems in Canada for over 30 years in various roles and organizations. Dorothy has been working with Sport for Life the past few years as an ILTPD mentor to five provincial sport organizations, Indigenous Communities: Active for Life Master Facilitator and as a Facilitator, and as a Physical Literacy for Communities – BC Project Mentor. Outside of Sport for Life Dorothy has been a Master Facilitator for the Aboriginal Sport Circle’s Aboriginal Coaching Modules and has facilitated over 100 workshops throughout the country. Her experience in multi-sport games includes being Chef de Mission for the 2002 NAIG Games, Aboriginal Team BC Operations Manager, NAIG Games, and Team BC Mission staff at the 1999 Canada Winter Games. Dorothy has been facilitating the Holistic Model, Kairos Blanket Exercise and Decolonization workshops with I•SPARC, Sport for Life and various other organizations for the past five years.
Dorothy played soccer for 35+ years with 30 of them at the Premiere level and when deemed too old to play at the premiere level, she tried to play over 30s. She found she was still too competitive and decided to move to Box Lacrosse which she has been playing for the past 12 years with the Victoria Wolves Women’s team. Outside of sports, Dorothy likes to create Pow Wow regalia with her own Northwest Coast designs, sewing clothing made with custom fabric, and quilting.