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Director – Lands Advisory Board


Gordon’s traditional name is Hya-quatcha, named after his great grandfather from Scianew (CHEE-A-NEW), the salmon people. Elected Chief of the T’Sou-ke(SAA-UKE) nation for the past 8 years, he sits on many boards encompassing the Salish Sea and is presently serving his 6th year as a Director of the Lands Advisory Board. Gordon has previously held a position of Back country operations manager of the West Coast trail for Parks Canada on Vancouver Island, he is a Coast Salish carver, artist, traditional singer and a captain of T’Sou-ke traditional dug-out canoes for the last few decades. Gordon and his wife Marcella presently reside in the village of Sia-osun, (SIAO SUN) have 6 children and 6 grand-children. He is actively working closely with the community in renewable energy, food security, cultural renaissance and Economic Development.