We are pleased to announce that Chief Nathan Matthew (Simpcw First Nation) will be joining us for his views on the face of reconciliation at 7 PM May 18 in the church Hall.
Nathan has spent many years in education most recently retiring from the position of Executive Director of Aboriginal Education at Thompson Rivers University. He has also worked as a community development and education consultant throughout the province. Nathan sat on the Assembly of First Nation Chiefs Committee on Education for several years and was active in the development of provincial First Nations educational organizations and programs. He currently chairs the School District 73 First Nations Education Council.
Nathan is also very involved with Simpcw’s growing community. He helped to develop the Secwepemc Fisheries Commission and the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, and has facilitated many workshops specializing in strategic planning and goal setting. He also meets with other band councils and government officials in order to preserve and protect Simpcw’s land and resources for future generations.
Nathan is currently serving as Chief of the Simpcw First Nation in Chu Chua north of Barriere
The photo is from the Spirit Map website http://spiritmap.ca/nmatthewsl.html.