Clarence Pennier

Grand Chief Clarence Pennier – Rights & Title ManagerrnrnClarence Pennier, a Stó:lō from Scowlitz near Lake Errock, currently serves the Stó:lō Tribal Council as Manager for Aboriginal Rights and Title. Prior to this, he served the Stó:lō Nation as Stó:lō Yewal Siyam for a year and a half, as well as Executive Director of Aboriginal Rights and Title for seventeen years. Prior to unification, Clarence served as Chairman for the Stó:lō Tribal Council for five years. Clarence also spent time as a Political Advisor to the Chiefs and was a Finance Worker.rnrnPennier first served Scowlitz as a member of council for six years and then as chief for 14 years. During this time, he served on many local, regional and national committees, including Culture, Coast Salish Executive, B.C. Indian Housing Council, commissioner for Coast Salish Financial Institution, district representative and vice-president to the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and chairman of the Stó:lō Tribal Council. rnrnClarence, and Nancy, his wife of over 40 years have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.