BCMANR 20th Anniversary – Rob Humpherville

This week we honour Rob Humpherville, who has been a dedicated Captain of the Hunt with BCMANR since day one! Rob has shared that BCMANR started with a conversation in 2001, where he and a few others identified how they would make a Natural Resources Committee. From this conversation, the first meeting in Abbotsford was held and BCMANR was born. Rob is a passionate and experienced trailblazer in his community and has worked on numerous projects over the years. We appreciate his hard work and dedication to the Nation, to Metis culture, and to the land! Marsii, Rob. 

Read more about Rob’s interview Below: 

What’s your favorite thing about being a Captain?  The opportunity to meet all the Metis people in B.C. 

What does stewardship mean to you? The understanding of sustainable species and knowing your people, area and talking to others who are different. The understanding to be respectful of species so future generations can have the same opportunities we have always had, and so the environment is here for my kids and their kids. Also, to be mindful of what you are taking. 

What made you want to become a Captain? I heard of many great poaching stories from my Grandfather. Growing up I always thought we had to hunt at night, I would like to have rights to hunt and fish. Becoming a Captain was to continue the legacy of my Grandfather and Father, and the legacy for Metis. 

What are three things you would take with you on a deserted island?  Fire starter, a pot and a (big) knife. 

Rob at Youth Camp teach Youth how to start a fire
Rob at Youth Camp Gathering Sap