Grand Chief (Chef) Willie Charlie
Grand Chief (Chef)
William Charlie "Chaquawet" Chief Executive Officer and Chief Negotiator for Sts'ailes.
Willie married to Anna Charlie (nee Leon), together they have three sons and three grandsons.
Growing up in the close-knit community of Sts'ailes, Willie learned the cultural teachings of his people and utilizes these teachings to be a voice for the people, both Politically and In Ceremony.
Willie is one of the leaders for the Sasquatch Dance Group, his grandsons nieces and nephews who share the traditional songs and dances of Sts’ailes.
Chief for 6 years
on Council for 12 years
UBCIC (Union of BC Indian Chiefs) Vice Pesident
over 23 year Willie has held various jobs with Sts'ailes, Recreation Director, Youth Advocate, Cultural Worker, Teacher, Chief Negotiator, and CEO
Owner Operator Sasquatch Tours
Owner Sasqets Construction
Guard with Correctional Services Canada
Cultural worker for Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Families
Instructor of First Nation Studies with University of the Fraser Valley
Teacher at Sts'ailes School
Experience with Boards and Committees
First Nations Health Council (FNHC) - Active
Aboriginal Health Steering Committee - Active
Fraser Health Authority Board Member - Active
Aboriginal Advisory Committee for RCMP - Past
Cultural Committee with UFV (University of the Fraser Valley) - Past
BC Hydro Intergrated Resource Planning - Past
Vice Pesident of the Union of BC Indian Chief - Past
First Nations Leadership Council - Past
First Nations Wellness Council - Past
Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Families Board member - Past
Traditional War Canoes racing
Outrigger Canoe racing
player/coach/manger for Chehalis Chiefs Soccer Club for 35 years
traveled extensively for soccer, Hawaii, England, Sweden, Denmark, Australia
Willie's highlight was playing for Team Canada at the 1990 World Indoor Futsol Championship in Australia