Chief Gibby Jacob

Squamish Nation hereditary Chief Gilbert "Gibby" Jacob is one of the most influential Native leaders in Canada. He is a man with quiet power and was twice recognized as a significant member of society and honoured with Vancouver Magazine's Power 50 Award.

Chief Gibby Jacob helped broker the deal that established the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, the CLC and MST Lands Partnership as well as the Olympic land Legacy and amongst other Legacies that resulted in the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations gaining several tracts of land in the Whistler community – including the Baxter Creek area above the Rainbow subdivision that is being developed for housing.


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