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Meet Your Trustees
About Tobi Elliott
Tobi Elliott has lived and worked on Gabriola Island, Snuneymuxw First Nation territory, since 2012. She advocates for healthy island communities and ecosystems through a biocultural approach that respects Indigenous knowledge in land use planning. Exploring low-impact housing solutions for rural communities, Tobi organized tiny house education courses around B.C., culminating in building a demonstration tiny home. She works in communications, documentary film and media, and is finishing a Masters in Leadership Studies at Royal Roads University. Her action research project explores how local government and community groups can develop better ways of engaging with First Nations.
About Susan Yates
As a Trustee for the Gabriola Local Trust Area, my job carries a responsibility for the natural environment with every decision. My children were born and raised on Gabriola Island, and I care deeply about them and future generations. I have witnessed the success of science-based planning and land protection. I believe that collaboration is key to our continued success, and look forward to creating long-lasting partnerships for ecological conservation.
I am committed to learning First Nations history and culture in the places we call the Trust Area, and where I live – where Coast Salish peoples have lived for thousands of years. I look forward to finding ways to engage with First Nations and finding opportunities to integrate indigenous knowledge, protect culturally significant species and places, and honour Aboriginal Rights.
About LTC Chair
Peter Luckham is serving as a Thetis Island Local Trustee since 2005, and Executive Committee Chair since 2014. He has been a full-time resident of Thetis Island since 1987. He said he would like to be able to facilitate better conversations with community, the provincial government and First Nations to build a lasting respectful relationship and work together to preserve and protect the islands for future generations.
TRUSTEE OFFICE HOURS 2023
Trustee Office Hours will resume at the Islands Trust Northern Office in February 2023.
A schedule for February – March 2023 is available below and will be updated with more dates as they become available. Outside of office hours Trustees are available by phone or email.
Trustees will post news and information when applicable.
Other Trustee News & Resources
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