Chawathil Council Member
Aaron started from humble beginnings in Downtown Chilliwack. He was raised by an Indigenous single-mother who was born with a disability, where they lived on social assistance in a food unstable household. His mother relied on community resources while Aaron was growing up, this gave him a deep understanding of the value of community.
Today, Aaron Pete is the host of the Bigger Than Me Podcast, a graduate of Peter A. Allard School of Law, and a Native Courtworker. Mr. Pete sits on the Board of Directors with the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and on the Chawathil Economic Development Committee. He also provides presentations on Indigenous Cultural Awareness, where he aims to bridge the divides and make learning about Indigenous topics accessible. In September 2022, he was elected as a council member for his community Chawathil First Nation, which is within the Stó:lō territory.