k̓alhwá7acw! (Hello, how are you?), I hope this message finds you well; My name is Casey Dick-Wyatt, and I am the Lands Manager for Tsawout First Nation. I am from the Lil’wat Nation which is a part of the Stl’atl’imx Nation in the BC interior. I began working at Tsawout First Nation in January 2020 as the Lands Officer and moved into the Manager role in September 2021. I came to Tsawout with Lands and Resources experience in working with my own Nation, addressing community member needs for strategic land use and environment protection. In my previous role, I found my professional growth limited and wanted to continue to grow within this field, as Lands Administration is where I can use my education and work experience with my shared interest for Indigenous title and rights protection and community development.
I thoroughly enjoy working in Tsawout and meeting the community members and helping those with reserve lands inquiries. In my role as Lands Officer, I learned a lot from research, meeting community members and leadership guidance; what is important to Tsawout and community vision of what direction Tsawout wants to go. I look forward to continuing to learn more and working together with the guidance of the very knowledgeable Lands Management Committee, leadership, the greater community, and staff for the future of Tsawout community.