Cory Waters has been the Chief Negotiator, North Area for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation since 2018. Born and raised in the Lekwungen territories of the Coast Salish peoples (Victoria), he has worked in indigenous relations and the public service and not-for-profit sector since 1992. His work with BC has previously included time with Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Environmental Assessment Office, BC Parks and Tourism BC. He is passionate about reconciliation, team, empowerment, and collaboratively solving wicked problems. Husband and father/step-father of four (and new grandfather), Cory enjoys mountain biking and umpiring baseball in addition to cooking, eating and having fun in many forms!