My name is Chas Coutlee. The traditional name given to me by my maternal grandmother is Sulinek. I am interior Salish from the Nla’kapamux nation.
My late father comes from Newfoundland and spent most of his life in BC.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work form Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT). I also completed the certificate, diploma and advanced diploma in chemical addictions at NVIT. I work as the MMIWG Coordinator in the Vancouver Coastal Region with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS). I am a Peer Member with THJRC.
My most cherished role in life is as a mother.