Associate Senior Counsel, Aboriginal Affairs
Chief Executive Officer, Tewanee Consulting Group
Tewanee Joseph offers unparalleled experience in Aboriginal relations and communications. As the CEO of Tewanee Consulting Group (TCG), Tewanee builds meaningful Aboriginal partnerships, delivering communications strategies, project management and strategic planning services. Beyond a one-way transfer of information, TCG has been successful bridging communication gaps and finding creative solutions to challenges by considering the past, assessing the present and preparing for the future.
Tewanee is a member of the Squamish First Nation, and is half Maori. He served eight years on the Squamish Nation Council, and has a talent for facilitation and coordinating diverse groups to identify and achieve their goals. He has utilized his skills to work on a broad range of initiatives including First Nations federal legislation, First Nations Land Management, Strategic Communications and Governance.
Recently, Tewanee served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Four Host First Nations (FHFN) for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Tewanee worked with VANOC and its partners to ensure unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning, hosting and staging of the 2010 Games. In this role, he spearheaded the largest re-brand of Aboriginal people in Canadian history, and led the team that overcame countless obstacles and doubt to create a world renowned brand, and a new model for inclusivity. His goal is to carry on these teachings and share best practices long into the future.