As a Hereditary Chief, there is a tacit understanding to advocate for and
celebrate our distinct identity. “Our complex societies have endured
catalysts of change over countless millennia. Today, we utilize the best
tools available to adapt to our modern environment.” This does not entail being ‘absorbed’ or
‘assimilated’ into mainstream society, it is simply “injun-uity”! These are stories of humanity's tenacity,
adaptation, and transformation. I am grateful to my elders and family who persevered against great
odds through the many chapters of our history.
Elk Tine Wool Wooven blanket pins carved by Chief Ian Campbell
Highlights from the Adventure Travel World Summit 2013
Chief Ian Campbell- Squamish Nation-
Keynotes 2013 Adventure Tarvel World Summit
Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation gives a featured presentation at the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit held by the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Chief Campbell shares stories and speaks from the heart on how indigenous wisdom and values can enrich visitors experiences and contribute to healthier relationships among the members of the tourism community.