Feb
06

Date: Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Add to CalendarExploring Reconciliation with Chief Robert Chamberlin02/06/2018 04:30 PM02/06/2018 06:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverVancouver Island University’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation is pleased to present Exploring Reconciliation, a free monthly lecture series that aims to stimulate community dialogue. On Tuesday, February 6, Chief Robert Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and a member and co-founder of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, will discuss: Wild Salmon: First Nation & Crown Reconciliation Challenges.   Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Time: 4:30 – 6 pm Location: VIU Nanaimo Campus, Building 355, Room 211     About Chief Robert Chamberlin Chief Robert Chamberlin, Owadi, is a member of the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN) and has been the elected Chief Councillor of Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis since 2005. He previously served as Chair of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council. Areas of focus include: KHFN comprehensive community planning; numerous KHFN capital development projects; overcoming impacts of open-net fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago; and lobby efforts provincially and federally to protect First Nations right to water and to safe drinking water. Since 2008, Chief Chamberlin has served as the Vice-President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), actively engaged in the defense of Aboriginal Title and Rights. In this role, he advocates on issues of concern to First Nations, presenting to various standing senate committees, supporting First Nations’ direct action and has given keynote addresses and presentations. Chief Chamberlin has also been a member of various national working groups on issues covering water, the environment, aquaculture and fisheries; served as a Co-chair of the First Nation Child Family and Wellness Council; and continues work to address key issues facing all First Nations children and families in BC. In addition, for most of his professional career, Chief Chamberlin has been a dedicated advocate for the safeguarding of wild salmon and habitat. With the assistance of the staff at the UBCIC, Chief Chamberlin established the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, an organization of Indigenous leaders in BC united in our resolve, determination and commitment to ensure the protection and conservation of wild salmon. false

Vancouver Island University’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation is pleased to present Exploring Reconciliation, a free monthly lecture series that aims to stimulate community dialogue.

On Tuesday, February 6, Chief Robert Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and a member and co-founder of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, will discuss: Wild Salmon: First Nation & Crown Reconciliation Challenges.

 

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Time: 4:30 – 6 pm

Location: VIU Nanaimo Campus, Building 355, Room 211

 

 

About Chief Robert Chamberlin

Chief Robert Chamberlin, Owadi, is a member of the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation (KHFN) and has been the elected Chief Councillor of Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis since 2005. He previously served as Chair of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council. Areas of focus include: KHFN comprehensive community planning; numerous KHFN capital development projects; overcoming impacts of open-net fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago; and lobby efforts provincially and federally to protect First Nations right to water and to safe drinking water.

Since 2008, Chief Chamberlin has served as the Vice-President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), actively engaged in the defense of Aboriginal Title and Rights. In this role, he advocates on issues of concern to First Nations, presenting to various standing senate committees, supporting First Nations’ direct action and has given keynote addresses and presentations. Chief Chamberlin has also been a member of various national working groups on issues covering water, the environment, aquaculture and fisheries; served as a Co-chair of the First Nation Child Family and Wellness Council; and continues work to address key issues facing all First Nations children and families in BC.

In addition, for most of his professional career, Chief Chamberlin has been a dedicated advocate for the safeguarding of wild salmon and habitat. With the assistance of the staff at the UBCIC, Chief Chamberlin established the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, an organization of Indigenous leaders in BC united in our resolve, determination and commitment to ensure the protection and conservation of wild salmon.

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Jenn McGarrigle
Contact Email:
Jenn.McGarrigle@viu.ca

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