From Aboriginal land rights to justice for Indigenous women and girls, to clean water, to the alleviation of poverty – where doe she road to reconciliation lead?
The Salt Spring Forum is honoured to host Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, a remarkable First Nations leader, along with his equally inspiring wife, Joan Phillip (who has recently been added as a guest) for an important community discussion.
Grand Chief Phillip is President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, a role he has fulfilled since 1998. He has also served as a member of the Penticton Indian Band Council since 1992. In 2006, Stewart Phillip’s lifetime commitment to the defence of Indigenous peoples was honoured with the rare title of Grand Chief.
Joan Phillip is a former elected member of the Penticton Indian Band Council. As its Lands Administrator for twenty years, she helped manage reserve lands and resources as a Nation-building exercise, and in a manner that protects them for future generations. Joan Phillip has more than four decades of political experience advancing Indigenous rights.
Watch Joan Phillip and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip speaking at a Break Free from Fossil Fuels Rally (May 2016):