Thompson Rivers University | Director of Aboriginal Education | Canada
Nathan Matthew is a First Nations education resource person involved with First Nations program development and evaluation for twenty-five years, Nathan has facilitated a variety of workshops for First Nations organizations and educational institutions, specializing in strategic planning and goal setting, and has been involved with both band and public school evaluation projects. Nathan has directed a short course for Principals of First Nations Schools for twenty summers at U.B.C. and has taught university and adult education courses.
Nathan is the Chairman for the School District 73 First Nations Education Council and has been the British Columbia representative to the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs Committee on Education. He is an advisor to the B.C. First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association, sitting at negotiating tables to advance First Nations jurisdiction in education and other issues.
He has been administrator of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, a principal of a band-operated school, a band planner, an education and community consultant and the Chief of the Simpcw First Nation and Chairperson for the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. Nathan has a Bachelor of Recreation Education and Masters of Education from the University of British Columbia.
Nathan enjoys travel, fly-fishing, basketball, carpentry and running marathons. Nathan lives with his wife Marie on the Simpcw First Nation reservation at Chu Chua, near Barriere, B.C.