Brad Dennis is from the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. His Huu-ay-aht name is Qwa uun nahs aht, “from the place of the chiefs.” He received his Bachelor of Social Work degree and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Walla Walla University in 2001 and 2003, respectively.
He is currently registered as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) in British Columbia. His instructional experience includes historical, Development of Social Welfare, Social Work Perspectives on Mental Health Disorders, Practise with Couples and Families, Privilege and Oppression, Spirituality in Social Work, and Advanced Practise with Groups
Currently, he works with his wife, DeeAnna Dennis (MSW), in their community wellness consulting business, T’ašii Hašah Consulting, providing consultation, training, and coaching for aboriginal governments seeking to reclaim and restore traditional ways of wellness. He also serves part-time pastoring a small church and ministering to the broader community.
On the personal side, Brad enjoys playing with his family and supporting his wife in the
homeschooling adventures of their children, cycling, hiking in the wilderness, foraging
wild foods and plants for wellness and medicine, woodworking, knitting, chess, and learning new skills and growing in a deeper relationship with his Creator.
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Edward Dunn is a member of the Mississauga First Nation in northern Ontario and is presently the Health Ministries Director and Assistant to the President at the Southern Asia Division (India) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has served the Adventist church as pastor or administrator in British Columbia, Alberta, Upper Columbia, and Alaska Conferences, as well as the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada. He has earned a master’s and PhD degrees in public health. He and his wife, Cheryl, have served in several countries around the world, helping people with their spiritual and physical healing.
Edward is also a narrator and presenter in an 18-part health series called Native New Health (www.NativeNewHealth.ca ), which addresses important health issues for Indigenous peoples of North America.
John Tommy is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation. A family man, artist, musician, and warrior for God Preaching and singing while he shares the love of Jesus, his king, with the broken, hurting indigenous people.
Aaron Sikhosana serves in the BC Conference as pastor of the Creekside and Burnaby churches. He is also a registered counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.