Joe Akerman

Joe is of mixed Cowichan and European Heritage from Salt Spring Island BC. He is the Manager of Regional Engagement with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and was instrumental in developing the operational components of Aboriginal Sport Partners Council during its infancy.

Recently, Joe has been one of the Leaders of the Protect Grace Islet Group on Saltspring Island. Currently, he is leading a comprehensive Indigenous Use Project at Xwaaqw’um (Burgoyne Bay Salt Spring) to create space for Local Elders and Knowledge keepers to enhance culture, language and land-based knowledge and opportunities for youth and community.

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