Louis Maurice De Jaeger EMBA
Business entrepreneur, social activist, community advocate and President of the
Chilliwack Metis Association, Louis De Jaeger is two-spirited and currently teaches as a
Sessional Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack. Louis
also serves on several boards including Stó:lō Community Futures, UFV Senate
Committee on Indigenization and Chilliwack Healthier Community. Past boards include
Chilliwack Business Improvement Association and co-founder/past-President of the
Stó:lō Business Association. With a hospitality career that spans 35 years, the former
Restaurant Owner (Bravo Restaurant & Lounge) and 2015 Federal candidate for the
Liberal Party of Canada completed his Master’s in Business and Aboriginal Leadership
EMBA at Simon Fraser University with a certification in Aboriginal Governance from the
University of Arizona. Louis is a recipient of the RBC Entrepreneur Scholarship Award
for business and also holds a certification in Indigenous Historical Impact from the Stó:lō
Service Agency and Expanding Skills in Economic Development from the BC Economic
Louis ancestral families are Sinclair and Norquay, with many Metis family ties to the
Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade. His great-great-great Uncle was John Norquay, Manitoba’s
first Metis Premier.
Accolades include: 2016 Al McCacken award for Business Volunteer of the Year for BC
(Community Futures), 2015 Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Business of
the Year, 2012 Outstanding Achievement for Aboriginal Business in BC, and 3-time
winner Dining Excellence Award ~ Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.
Louis speaks about creating an economic eco-system that drives community
partnerships, supports entrepreneurial growth, and examines business based on one’s
‘worldview’ – profit vs prosperity in a changing business world.
Director of Elders-Ed Dandenault
I have been a member of the Chilliwack Métis association since 2014 and president from October, 2015-October 2017.
My great, great grandfather was Isadore Dumont Jr. He was Gabriel Dumonts oldest brother. During the battle of Duck Lake, Isadore and a Cree headman were killed by a NWMP interpreter. These were the opening shots of the 1885 resistance.
As President of the Chilliwack Metis Association my vision is to engage the membership in a common quest....
Together we will build a vibrant, self sustaining, family oriented Métis community and cultural center using Métis culture, education, social enterprise and strong family values as the building blocks.