Indigenous Community Partnerships Experience

Terry with members of AtBC

Terry has had the privilege of working closely with many Indigenous communities as a partnerships facilitator and program developer—for his entire career. A founder of the Ustla’Hahn Alternate School (with the Squamish Nation), he is an honorary graduate of the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (UBC) where he served for many years. He has collaborated with many First Nations to support a wide range of collaborative planning initiatives. A few examples include:


  1. Indigenous Voices Advisory Commiittee: Facilitation of community partnership and museum exhibit & program development between Tsleil Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation and the North Vancouver Museum & Archives
  1. Indigenous Cultural/Heritage Tourism Training Development:Belize:Design and development of training workshop and train-the-trainer resources.
  1. BC Indigenous Tourism Education & Training Program Handbook and Delivery Guidelines: Partnerships & policy development and project coordination for provincial guidelines and core curriculum.
  1. Indigenous Tourism Operations Program Review: Coordination of internal review process; stakeholder consultations etc. with Native Education College
  2. College Achievement and Support Program (for Native Students): Program design and administration; Five FN communities and community college.

Click here for a list of clients and partners, and details of 28 projects with Aboriginal communities.

“Terry’s liaison role with First Nations communities was one that he handled with ease and with skill. I was very pleased with the way he carried out the complex administrative and planning tasks of this demanding role.”

- V. Kirkness, Past-Director, First Nations House of Learning, UBC

“He shows a remarkable ability to relate easily with his Aboriginal students, demonstrating genuine interest and respect…”

- P. Biggins, Capilano University (then College)