Lieutenant Governor

Biography

The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC
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Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBCThe Honourable Steven L. Point was sworn-in as British Columbia's 28th Lieutenant Governor on October 1, 2007.

In 2005, he was appointed Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission. His Honour served as an elected Chief of the Skowkale First Nation for 15 years. He also served as the tribal chair of the Stó:lo Nation Government, and he was honoured as Grand Chief by the Chiefs of the Stó:lo Tribal Council.

His Honour was appointed a provincial court judge in February 1999. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the University College of the Fraser Valley in June 2000 and is a recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, also in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1986.

Born in Chilliwack, the Lieutenant Governor and his wife, Her Honour, Mrs. Gwendolyn Point, have four children and 12 grandchildren.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Point

Her Honour Mrs. Gwendolyn PointHer Honour, Mrs. Gwendolyn Point, is an Instructor at the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her Honour has a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, a Post Baccalaureate Diploma from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Education from the University of Portland. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Education at Simon Fraser University.

In 2007 Her Honour received the "Ambassador Award" from Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia. In 2006, the Chilliwack School District Aboriginal Program established two bursaries in Her Honour's name that are awarded to aboriginal students for community service and involvement in aboriginal language and culture. Her Honour also received the "Recognition for Work in First Nation Language and Culture" from the Seattle Art Museum's Day of Honoring Celebration in 2005 and the "Betty Urquhart Community Service Award" from the University College of the Fraser Valley in 2003.