Elders’ Advisory Circle


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CRUW Staff & Elders

CRUW is grounded in ancestral Aboriginal knowledge and practice through the ongoing guidance provided by the Program’s Elders Advisory Circle. The Elders Advisory Circle is composed of 6-8 Aboriginal Elders and knowledge keepers, representing the Musqueam, on whose ancestral and unceded territory CRUW operates, and other Aboriginal nations across Canada and the United States.

Dr. Lee Brown, member of the Elders' Advisory Circle

Dr. Lee Brown, member of the Elders’ Advisory Circle

A Message from the CRUW Elders Advisory Circle

“The CRUW Program is an important contribution to Aboriginal youth, the fastest growing demographic in Canada, because it connects youth to Elders’ knowledge and Aboriginal cultures, strengthening relationships that promote the development of skills, competencies, and capacities that will help youth to embrace an exciting future. In addition, CRUW nurtures respect for all peoples through inclusion of youth from a variety of cultural and racial backgrounds. CRUW also provides the opportunity for youth to guide other youth and thereby learn mentoring skills that enhance the development of leadership capabilities.”

Dr. Lee Brown