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We raise our hands to our elders with gratitude and appreciation for everything they have given to us. 

Our Elders Council provides advice on Coast Salish traditions, language, and culture. They are a source of wisdom and knowledge and guide us along our path. 

The Elder's Advisory Council represents Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council's 10 member nations and guides the work of NmTC with their wisdom in culture, protocol, and experience.

Our Elder's Council meets monthly, sharing their teachings with the Naut'sa mawt staff. Their knowledge and resilience empower us to move forward in a good way, always mindful of our purpose. 

In addition to regular council meetings, we respectfully invite our Elders to participate in talking circles, open and close our meetings according to our cultural protocol, and attend Board of Directors meetings.  

2024/2025 Elders Council

Deanna George, Tsleil-Waututh

Janet Hansen Hielwet, T'Sou-ke 

George Harris Wholwolet'za, Stz'uminus

Vince Harry, Malahat

Janet Moore Hwum'mi'ya, Halalt

       Sunrise January 22, 1942
       Sunset January 14, 2022

Elsie Paul Qaxustala's, Tla'amin

Vera Peacey, Homalco

Bunny Price, K'omoks 

Jim Bob Sr., Snaw-naw-as


We are honoured to have had the opportunity to learn from the teachings of our Elders. The members of our Elders Council, past and present, guide us through challenging times and we thank them for all that they have given to Naut'sa mawt.

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