Nathan Matthew is a Secwépemc Nation member who was raised in and continues to reside with his wife Marie in the Simpcw First Nation community at Chu Chua, near Barriere, BC.
Nathan has extensive experience working with his community, his Nation and on provincial and national First Nations issues. He has represented the Simpcw First Nation as Chief for over twenty years and has served two terms as the Chairperson of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. Nathan has experience negotiating regional, provincial and national First Nations agreements and has served terms on the BC First Nations Forestry Council, the BC New Relationship Trust and BC First Nations Health Authority. Nathan has chaired the Interim Indigenous Knowledge Guidance Committee for Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia Salmon Reintroduction Initiative.