First Nations - a Necessary Part of the Discussion the Douglas Treaties & Gulf Island Development presented by Adam Olsen
“First Nations are not opposed to development, they’re opposed to not being part of the discussion.” That’s part of the message that Adam Olsen, a Tsartlip First Nations member, former municipal councilor and BC Green Party leader will deliver to the Gabriola Museum’s annual general meeting on February 23, at the Women’s Institute.
Olsen has studied the impact of the treaties negotiated by Governor James Douglas in the 1850s on development on Gabriola and neighbouring Gulf Islands. As a small business owner and community activist, Olsen has focused on building stronger relationships between First Nations, municipal governments and island communities.
From 2008 to 2011, Olsen was a central Saanich Councillor who took a special interest in that municipality’s First Nations Community-to-Community Forum, and development issues.
The Gabriola Museum Annual General Meeting will start at 1 pm on Sun, Feb 23 at the Gabriola Women’s Institute.
For more details visit: http://www.gabriolamuseum.org/events.shtml
All are welcome to attend!