Director at Large

Nikida Steel

Pronouns: she/her/hers

— Nikida Steel is a mother, grandmother, and mentor in the DTES community. She is a Métis scoop (Saulteaux) and a survivor of human trafficking. She attended the Justice Institute of BC and is skilled at advocating for herself and her community to assert the rights of people in her community and make their lives better. Nikida works as MAP Van support worker at WISH Drop-In Centre, an organization dedicated to the wellbeing of sex workers.

Nikida is no stranger for fighting for her rights. She is involved in a group police complaint – an ongoing case at Pivot, that seeks to gain accountability when police engage in misconduct and harassment. She is also the representative plaintiff in the class action case for the birth alerts scheme. Nikida joined Pivot as a director in June 2021.