Starleigh Grass is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation, registered at Tletinqox-t’in First Nation.

Starleigh currently works in the Field Services Division of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). She was a member of and supported the BCTF provincial bargaining team in 2019 and currently supports local teachers’ associations in the northern half of Vancouver Island. She is a BCTF representative to the BCTF/BCPSEA Joint Committee to Discuss Indigenous Peoples Recognition and Reconciliation. The committee is the product of a provincial LOU negotiated during the last round of bargaining in order to discuss ways the parties can support DRIPA and the TRC, and also to identify ways to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous teachers. It is unique because it also includes the participation of the First Nations Education Steering Committee. If you are curious about this structure, the terms of the committee are contained in LOU13 of the BCTF/BCPSEA Provincial Collective Agreement.  

In her free time she is writing a doctoral dissertation on Indigenous dreams of reconciliation and resurgence as illustrated in Indigenous science fiction, dystopias, and utopias.