This week we will be honouring Region 6 Captain, Rene Lucier! Rene is dedicated to his community, culture, and to the land. Rene has been apart of BCMANR since the very early days and continues to be passionate about his involvement with BCMANR and MNBC. You may recognize Rene as the feisty guitar player that opens up many MNBC events, specifically the Grand Entry at the AGMs. He is a very talented musician and it is always a treat to hear him play. He is a highly respected Elder and sits on the Board of Directors for the Kermode Friendship Society in Terrace as well. Always advocating for his community and Indigenous people throughout the Northwest. We appreciate his dedication and connection with the Nation and the communities! Marsii, Rene!
- What’s your favorite thing about being a captain? I was one of the first Captains to joins and I wanted to get more involved with MNBC. I was born a Metis and perform the guitar at every Grand Entry, this is very important to me.
- What does stewardship mean to you? Stewardship on land is protection of wildlife, advocating for fishing and hunting rights.
- What made you want to become a Captain? I love playing music and everything that is involved in that, but I also enjoy meeting with the public. I get so many calls and I enjoy trying to and help out as much as I can.
- What are three things you would take with you on a deserted island? Good rifle, hunting knife and a sleeping bag.