The Li̓l̓wat Nation Annual Report 2017 is now available online, as is the 2017 Inherent Rights Workshops Summary. The Annual Report presented at the Thursday, October 19's General Assembly, is a 60-page document that outlines [...]
Function Junction gas station and mixed residential/commercial project development permit has been approved. On Tuesday, October 3, at the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW council meeting, Líl̓wat received its requested development permit for a new [...]
Local weavers Vera Edmonds and Hiroko Takaya spoke to the local newsmagazine about traditional Líl̓wat basketry technique sand how they can influence modern basketry. To read the story, pleas click on the link below. https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/weaving-past-techniques-into-beautiful-art/Content?oid=4762720
INTRODUCING NATION’S NEW HR MANAGER. New Human Resources Manager Dan Piotrowski has been with Líl̓wat Nation since mid-July. During the past three months he’s been working at Úll̓us, Dan has gained familiarity with the organization and its people, laid the foundation for positive relationships, and reviewed governance policies and workplace practices.
Before joining the Lil̓wat Nation, Dan spent five years working with the Driftwood Cree Nation (Driftwood, AB). There, Dan designed and delivered policy, format tools, training and tracking modules to address issues such as recruitment and selection, payroll controls and documentation, and staff appraisals and performance management practices. While committed to sound policy development, Dan also believes that to be an effective human resources manager you have to put the “human” first when dealing with workplace issues.
“Organization’s don’t grow, people do, is something I firmly believe. Employing best practices in human resources fosters that growth by establishing and maintaining a common, shared style for managing ‘people matters’ in an open, consistent and fair manner,” says Dan.
With almost 35 years of experience in human resources, Dan brings a wealth of experience dealing with mid to large-size organizations primarily in Western Canada. He has applied his HR management skills to positions with McCain’s Foods (Lethbridge, AB), IKEA Canada (Edmonton, AB; Richmond, BC; and Ottawa, ON), and Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre, (Ponoka, AB).
“Dan’s extensive career in HR and diverse skillset and will help Líl̓wat Nation realize healthy place to work, where people are respected and valued, and poor behaviour is not tolerated,” says Ernest Armann, COO of Líl̓wat Nation. “People who work in this building deserve the respect of their coworkers and a safe environment free of harassment. We believe that Dan can help our organization meet this goal.”
Dan’s education in human resources includes a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Sociology from Carleton University in 1980, an Industrial Relations Certificate from Queens University, and a Grievance, Mediation and Arbitration Certificate from University of Alberta. ... See MoreSee Less