Minister of Culture, Heritage and Language
Minister of Digital Governance
Associate Minister of Métis Rights
Representing Vancouver Island & Powell River
Patrick Harriott is currently Region 1 Regional Director, the Minister of Culture, Heritage and Language, Minister of Digital Governance, Associate Minister of Métis Rights, and MNBC Treasurer.
Harriott spent most of his childhood in Manitoba where he frequently hunted and picked chokecherries with his grandfather on their family’s Métis scrip lands. He moved to Victoria where his life-long love of plants and connection with nature lead to training in horticulture, after which he founded a landscaping and gardening company.
A love of Métis culture and community drew him to volunteer his time with Métis Nation Greater Victoria. He spent nine years on the Board of Directors, including four as President. Harriott helped organize two consecutive Métis rendezvous on Vancouver Island and create a Michif language program in Victoria.