What is NPTGS?

A non-profit, non-partisan organization, NPTGS partners with First Nations, communities, and all three levels of government to develop and deliver projects supporting local economies and creating heritage tourism assets.
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First Nations & NPTGS

We are dedicated to promoting a grassroots reconciliation process between First Nations and communities based on a stronger understanding of our shared history. Read More ›

Recent Projects

NPTGS has worked with its partners to build or restore heritage trails, launched/completed 18 major projects and staged 165 events, performances, symposia and lectures. Check out our projects portfolio.
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Contact

New Pathways to Gold Society
c/o 380 Main Street, PO Box 29
Lytton, British Columbia
Canada VOK 1Z0

Board of Directors

The Society is governed by a Board of Directors representative of broad skill sets, inclusive of First Nations and regions from Hope to Barkerville.

On this balanced board, half of the Directors are First Nations representatives. There is also one designated Multicultural Director and two co-chairs, one of whom is First Nations.

C. Chapman
C. ChapmanFirst Nations Co-Chair & Representing Tourism Associations
A highly motivated Northern Secwepemc from Xat’sūll/Cm’etemc, Cheryl Chapman has been on the NPTGS Board since 2008 and has also served as Secretary. She brings over 25 years of experience working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, First Nation communities, businesses and all levels of government. She’s also a traditional dancer, drummer, singer, and artist.
T. Raymond
T. RaymondCanyon, Co-Chair
With a wealth of local government experience, Terry Raymond is Electoral Area A (Boston Bar–North Bend–Canyon Alpine) Director on the Fraser Valley Regional District Board and has also served as FVRD Board Chair and vice chair. He’s CAO of the Siska Traditions Society and Lands and Resources Manager of the Boston Bar First Nation. A long-time heritage advocate, he’s a life member of the Yale Historical Society and the Lytton Museum Society.
Chief D. Harris
Chief D. HarrisCanyon, First Nations
Chief Don Harris (T’seku) is the elected and hereditary Chief of the Xa’xtsa Nation (Douglas First Nation) and has also served on its council. He’s a member of the St’at’imc Chiefs Council Executive, Lower St’at’imc Tribal Council Executive, TTQ Economic Development Corporation Executive and the In-SHUCK-ch Resource Management Director. He’s been on the NPTGS Board since 2012.
K. Dunstan
K. DunstanThompson, First Nations
Karen Dunstan has more than 25 years of experience working with First Nations in various organizations within her community. A proud Nlaka’pamux woman, she is economic development manager for Lytton First Nation and project manager for TlkemchEEn Economic Development Corp. As well as being an NPTGS Director, she’s on the boards of the Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations, Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School Board and the Lytton and District Chamber of Commerce.
T. Hadwin
T. HadwinAshcroft
Terri Hadwin has been a Member of the NPTG Board of Directors since 2014. She’s also the Chief Operating Officer of Gold Country Communities Society (a position she’s held since 2012), a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization that promotes tourism in the B.C. Interior. She went to Northern Lights College.
B. Rutherford
B. RutherfordSouth Cariboo, Secretary
A Cariboo resident for nearly half a century, Brent Rutherford spent over 35 years in public education. He also has extensive experience in regional government and is an active member of South Cariboo Emergency Social Services group. In addition to being an active member of the NPTGS Board as Secretary, he is also a member of the Lac La Hache Volunteer Fire Department.
R. Christopher
R. ChristopherSouth Cariboo, First Nations
Roy Christopher has extensive experience as a business professional, administrator and leader. He has served the Canim Lake Band, the Cariboo Tribal Council and other First Nations organizations. He’s been Chief, Secretary-Treasurer and Band Manager of the Canim Lake Band and been on the NPTG Board of Directors since 2012.
I. Johnson
I. JohnsonNorth Cariboo, First Nations
Irvine Johnson was born in Esk’et, west of Williams Lake and is a residential school survivor. He’s served as Chief of Alkali Lake and worked with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. A storyteller and a historian for anything Secwepemc, he’s been on the NPTG Board of Directors since 2012.
R. Paull
R. PaullNorth Cariboo
Long-time NPTGS Director Ron Paull is no stranger to Quesnel City Hall, having held posts like City Clerk and is now in his fourth term as a councillor. He’s also been on many tourism and marketing organization’s boards, including the Expo 86 World’s Fair Tourism Advisory Board. His impressive list of community achievements and public service is extensive and he’s the producer of Barkerville’s Visitor Guide.
L. Chow
L. ChowMulticultural
Lily Chow is an author, educator and historian. NPTG’s designated Multiculturalism Director, her community service has been recognized by many awards, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and 50th Jubilee Anniversary Medal. Born in Malaysia, she’s lived in Canada since the 1960s. Her first book, Sojourners in the North, won the Jeanne Clark Local History Award.

Vacant

Thompson

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Ashcroft, First Nations