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Brennan Lew-Cooke

Board Member

Brennan is Mi’kmaq from the Qalipu First Nation in Shallop Cove.Brennan aspires to work in Aboriginal law one day practicing in the Pacific Northwest. His goal is help reinforce Aboriginal Rights and Title through land and water protection.

He was born and raised on Coast Salish territories and is privileged to continue living on unceded Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Brennan studied Indigenous Health at UBC and spent significant amounts of time connecting to the land at Tu’wusht, Vancouver Native Health Society’s Indigenous Health Garden. With a passion for culture and staying active, Brennan believes empowering youth towards environmental activism through outdoor education. He currently works for the Environmental Youth Alliance where he runs two Indigenous Land Guardians programs focusing on pollinators and native plants.

Brennan also volunteers his time at the Urban Native Youth Association’s Dojo where he helps facilitate kickboxing, snowboarding, and fitness programming for Indigenous youth in his community. In his spare time, Brennan enjoys yoga, snowboarding and skiing, spending time with friends and family, connecting to the land, and creating art.

On board since: April 2020

Boards:

  • West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation