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Elder Bruce Robinson

Vancouver Native Health Society
Elder
Bruce’s traditional name is Owii`lo`ly`eyum`gaudlth`ni`Ki`insque. (Grizzly Bear with a Big Heart). He comes from the Nisga’a people from the Wilp (house) of Nii’is’lis’eyan(our chief), Laxgiibuu (wolf) tribe, from the village of Gingolx (Kincolith) on the Nass River, and was raised in a traditional home. Bruce moved to the lower mainland in 1970 to attend school and has lived here ever since. He graduated high school in 1975/76 and has worked in the fishing industry for over 32 yrs.
Bruce has worked as an Elder with urban Indigenous youth with UNYA, as an advocate and Elder for families working with VACFSS and as an Elder with the medical team at Vancouver Native Health Society. He also provides traditional services for Metis Family Services and the Tsawwassen First Nation.