New BCMA Council Member: Jordan Coble

The BC Museums Association is excited and proud to announce that Jordan Coble of the Westbank First Nation, Cultural and Operations Administrator of the Sncəwips Heritage Museum, has joined the BC Museums Association Council.

Jordan was born and raised in the heart of the Okanagan and is dedicated to working for his Nation, community and people. Through the celebration of living history, Jordan strives to provide transformative experiences empowering the voice of the Okanagan/Syilx people to be heard and understood as valuable to all walks of life in relation to past, present and future generations. Jordan ensures the application and interpretation of Indigenous knowledge is valued in a respectful manner to create healthier relationships to serve as the stepping-stones in the reconciliation process. A more comprehensive understanding of the historical interconnectedness between people and place is essential in moving forward together and is rooted in Okanagan pedagogy.

See Jordan’s full bio on our website.

Jordan joined the BCMA Indigenous Advisory Committee in 2017 and will continue in his role with the committee. He also served previously as a key member of the organizing committee for the sold-out BCMA conference held in Kelowna, B.C. in 2018, including serving as emcee for the BC Museums Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement dinner and awards ceremony. Sncəwips Heritage Museum has been a BCMA member since October 31, 2016.

When asked about his goals and interest in joining the BCMA Council, Jordan had this to say: “In many ways museums help establish identity in (re)connection to place that transcends time and I look forward to working with professionals across B.C. in facilitating this process and supporting those who are making their communities healthier for all walks of life.”