Adolfo P. Esquivel
Al Gore
Alice Walker
Amitabha Sadangi
Anderson Cooper
Andrew Young
Ann Cotton
Annie Lennox
Arun Gandhi
Bart Weetjens
Benazir Bhutto
Betty Williams
Bianca Jagger
Bill Cosby
Bill Drayton
Bishop C.F.X. Belo
Bob Geldof
Bono
Bunker Roy
Carlos Santana
César E. Chávez
Chief L. George
Christ. Amanpour
Clarence B. Jones
Colin Powell
Connie Duckworth
Coretta Scott King
Craig Kielburger
Dalai Lama
Daniel Lubetzky
David Brower
David Ho
David Trimble
Desmond Tutu
Dith Pran
Dolores Huerta
Don Cheadle
Dorothy Height
Dorothy Stoneman
Elie Wiesel
Eric Schwarz
Frederik W de Klerk
Gary Cohen
Geoffrey Canada
George Clooney
George Lucas
George Mitchell
Gérard Jean-Juste
Gillian Caldwell
Greg Boyle
Greg Mortenson
Hafsat Abiola
Harry G. Belafonte
Harry Wu
Helen Caldicott
Henry A. Kissinger
Ida Jackson
Immaculee Ilibagiza
Ingrid Betancourt
Ingrid W. El-Issa

Chief Leonard George

Biography

Chief Leonard GeorgeA Coast Salish Aboriginal American born in North Vancouver, Chief Leonard George is the elected leader of Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and a man who has dedicated himself to helping his culture survive in modern society. In addition to being an actor with screen credits including Man of the House, White Fang, Inbreaker, Mr. Cabe and Mrs. Miller, Little Big Man, and many more, Chief George is also a dancer, a humorist, a film consultant and a prominent lecturer. But Chief George is perhaps best known as an economic development visionary and a spiritual leader. He works to preserve the Native American culture and foster it's worldview while motivating his people to adapt to the modern recourses that will enable them to navigate the future. He spent seven years providing support for urban Native Americans as the executive director for the Vancouver Aboriginal Center. He has served as the Director of the Economic Development Department for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the President of the First Nations Employment Center, as a member of the Political Advisory committee for Vice Chiefs, and also a member of The First Nations Chief's Committee on Social Development. He's an active member of the Aboriginal Health Association of British Columbia and the Chief Negotiator and CEO of Takaya Developments. Chief Leonard George remains a powerful inspiration and advocate of the Native American people in urban culture.

Quotations

"In the past, all of our Nations of people, red, yellow, black and white were hunters of the land and waters. We all used the natural resources available to us, however today in our urban societies these resources are limited, and in order to survive we must maintain our cultures and become modern day hunters through education-degrees, diplomas, and technical trades are the tools that will allow us to grow into the future."

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