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Northern Shuswap Treaty Society Board of Directors Announce new Treaty Chief Negotiator

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Northern Shuswap Treaty Society Board of Directors Announce new Treaty Chief Negotiator

August 25th, 2016 (Williams Lake, British Columbia)

The Northern Shuswap Treaty Society (NSTS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Moreas has been selected to fill the position of Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) Treaty Negotiator.

Mr. Moreas, who was selected after a thorough screening process, will officially begin his duties as the Treaty Negotiator on September 6th, 2016, and will help the NStQ move forward into Stage 5 Final Agreement Negotiations of the six-stage made-in-BC treaty process. His office will be situated in the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council building in Williams Lake on a full time basis.

“Bob joins the NStQ from his home community of Lax Kw’alaams (Lac-wa-lams) and we are very excited to add him to our team. He brings with him six years of experience in negotiations as well as a passion for Aboriginal Rights”, says Donna Dixon, NSTS Board of Directors Chairperson. She continues, “We believe that Bob’s experience and skills will enhance the effectiveness of an already strong treaty team.”
Following his orientation, Mr. Moreas will take the lead role at the negotiation table with the support and experience of the entire NStQ Treaty Team.

For Media Inquiries please contact:

o Brad McGuire
Communications Coordinator
P: 250-392-7361
E: b.mcguire@nstq.org

The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC) is a non-governing body which supports and works on behalf of the four Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) member communities of Williams Lake Indian Band (T’exelc), Soda Creek Indian Band (Xats’ull), Canim Lake Indian Band (Tsq’escen’) and Stswecem’c Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek / Dog Creek First Nations). The Northern Shuswap Treaty Society is the treaty specific entity of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council.