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Tyrone McNeil is Stó:lō and a member of Seabird Island Band and President & Tribal Chief of the Stolo Tribal Council. Tyrone is founding Chair of the Emergency Planning Secretariat which coordinates emergency management with 31 First Nation communities developing a Sendai DRR & United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples based regional action plan. Tyrone is Special Advisor to the First Nation Leadership Council on emergency management as well as Chair of the Tripartite Emergency Management Working Group. Since 2012, Tyrone has managed Stqoya Construction, a First Nation civil construction company that employs up to 70 First Nation men and women. He holds numerous leadership positions, including , Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Committee to the Canada Energy Regulator, President of First Nation Education Steering Committee, Assembly of First Nation’s Chiefs Committee on Education representative for BC, Chair of Seabird College, President of Sqewqel Development Corporation, member of Ministry of BC Agriculture’s Indigenous Advisory Council and Standing Chair of Union of BC Indian Chiefs.