Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C., O.C.

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C., O.C., is a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and a true peace-builder.  After his experience with the Canadian Indian Residential School system, he has dedicated his life to bridging the differences brought about by intolerance, lack of understanding and racism at home and abroad.


Chief Joseph is currently the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council, an honourary witness to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and one of the last few speakers of the Kwakwaka'wakw language.  Chief Joseph has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia and was named an officer of the Order of Canada.