Coastal First Nations Executive Director Art Sterritt announces his retirement

Vancouver, September 28, 2015 – Coastal First Nations (CFN) executive director Art Sterritt announced his retirement today.

"It has been a privilege to lead the Coastal First Nations over the years and work with some of the finest leaders and professionals on the coast," Sterritt said. "After more than 40 years of working for First Nations at the community, regional and provincial levels I felt it was time for a change.”

Art’s plans to spend more time with his family and focus on carving.  He is a well-known artist, sculptor and goldsmith in B.C. and Canada. His work can be found in museums and private collections throughout North America.

CFN president Chief Marilyn Slett said the board thanks Art for his leadership, dedication and service to our organization.  “Art has been a very strong leader, the only executive director in our history, and managed the organization through some challenging times. The board is grateful for his many contributions to the organization.”

Mr. Sterritt served in the position of Executive Director since 2004.  He also was one of the founding members of the Coastal First Nations.




For more information:

Coastal First Nations President – Chief Marilyn Slett 1-250-957-7721

Art Sterritt – 604-868-9110