The chief of the Kwikwetlem First Nation (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) will speak at the Vancouver Golf Club next month as part of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch with Leaders series.
Chief Ed Hall (sχəpχeyləm, si:y̓em̓) will talk to the business crowd on June 2 about the history of his people and their unceded, ancestral land in what’s known today as Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.
He’ll also address reconciliation with the business community and the future of the Kwikwetlem Business Park, which now has a servicing agreement with the City of PoCo.
Hall’s talk will coincide with National Indigenous Peoples History Month.
A KFN councillor for 10 years, Hall was elected to the top job in 2019; his term ends on March 31, 2023. He is active with the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.
Tickets for the noon lunch are $60 for Chamber members and $80 for non-members. The Vancouver Golf Club is located at 771 Austin Ave., Coquitlam.
To register, visit tricitieschamber.com.