Darwin is responsible for strategic oversight, management and operation of All Nations. As former, long-standing council member for the Cheam First Nation and director of Cheam Enterprises Inc., Darwin is well-versed in First Nation’s politics, business development and strives to assist Indigenous Nations achieve economic independence.
Darwin was a key player in assisting the Shxwhá:y First Nation to develop, build and licence a 30,000 square foot cannabis cultivation and processing facility on reserve land. This state-of-the-art facility will produce upwards of 4,000 kgs of premium cannabis products per annum which can be sold in national and international markets.
Darwin is a leader in both his family and community and has deep knowledge of Indigenous . Throughout his life, his work has been driven by the legacy of his late Grandfather Chief Albert Douglas, a genuine leader who had a vision of wellness and prosperity for the Stó:lō people. The second oldest of seven siblings, Darwin is proud to have a strong entrepreneurial spirit that was passed down from grandparents, and follows in the leadership path his family created.
Darwin has been a longstanding protector of Indigenous cultural knowledge and resources within his traditional territory for over 22 years. He holds a certificate in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria and a business management certificate from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.