Stephen Bolton

Camp Manager, IDM Mining/Matrix Aviation Helicopter Solution
Speaking at: Gathering Place Youth Panel

My name is Stephen Bolton, Citizen of the Nisga’a Nation. Member of the eagle Clan. I come from one of four villages along the Nass valley, Gitwinksihlkw. I have four siblings, and two loving parents! From a young age I was taught how to harvest and preserve traditional foods. Blue berries, salmon berries, soap berries, high bush cranberries, lava berries. Enjoyed working in the smokehouse preserving smoked fish, oolichans, and sealion.

Right after graduating in 1998, I moved to Vancouver in search of employment. Worked in the construction business for three years. Had two handsome boys, Steven 3rd age 14, Sandy age 10. Then moved back to the Nass valley which led into the career of cooking! Applied for camp cook which led me to where I am today.