For Immediate Release
March 23, 2017
On March 13th the IPCBC chose Conrad Desjarlais as the new chair of the IPCBC as outgoing Chair Sheryl Rivers took on new role as IPCBC Indigenous Women’s representative.
Conrad is Cree from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Treaty 8 and currently resides in Vancouver, BC. Conrad is an active social justice advocate, a vocal supporter of Indigenous rights, and an active Indigenous Liberal for many years.
“We are excited to welcome Conrad to the IPC team as we continue to move forward on building the commission, relationships with Indigenous nations, organizations, communities, and peoples as well as on policy,” IPC National Co-Chair Chad Cowie expressed on behalf of himself and fellow Co-Chair Lisa Abbott, “Conrad brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the IPC team.”
“It is an honor to serve as Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission-British Columbia, and to continue building on the great work of those that served before me. I look forward to working with the board of the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission–British Columbia, as well as the National Indigenous Peoples’ Commission (IPC) executive in advancing the interests of the IPC and the Indigenous Liberals we represent,” said Desjarlais.
The Indigenous Peoples’ Commission represents and promotes the interests of Indigenous members of the Liberal Party and encourages the active and equitable participation of Indigenous people at all levels of the party structure.
For more information:
Acting Vice-President, Communications