Conversation with Indigenous Leaders
Please join the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce as we host the 2nd annual Conversation with Indigenous Leaders over lunch at the The'i:Tseliya Health Center.
This year we are pleased to Welcome two very special guests:
Harry Maynard (KWAST-en-ayu) a citizen of the Tla'amin Nation. He received this ancestral name from his Elders on May 10, 2003, immediately prior to the signing of the historic Sliammon First Nation- City of Powell River "Community Accord". KWAST-en-ayu has served as his Nation's Chief Councillor and councillor (4 terms). He has lived on an Indian Reserve his whole life; governed by the Indian Act and is of a family directly impacted by Canada's Indian Residential School System.
Stewart Alsgard (Qoqoq) is a UBC graduate, secondary level teacher domestic and international; Graduate National Defence College of Canada; Retired Naval Captain, Officer of the Order of Military Merit; UBC Senate; and the Former Mayor of Powell River. Stewart was the signatory on the 2003 and 2018 Tla'min Nation-City of Powell River "Community Accord". 2004 Protocol Agreement on Economic Development and Cultural Heritage Resource protection. 2004 Bestowed with Honorary ancestral name (Qoqoq- meaning snow Owl)
These gentlemen, accompanied by local Chief Derek Epp, will discuss the following (with a strong focus on Community Accord and Partnership Practices):
Partnership Opportunities and Practices
Truth and Reconciliation
Share stories and best practices
Canada's colonization History (Indian Act, Indian Reserve system)
We are so excited to invite these individuals to our community for an afternoon of sharing and learning from one another.