The Honourable Nathan Cullen

Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia

Nathan Cullen was elected MLA for Stikine in the 2020 provincial election.

He previously served as minister of Municipal Affairs, minister of state for Lands and Natural Resource Operations, as chair of the Environment and Land Use Committee and a member of the Cabinet Committee on Economy.

Nathan proudly served as Member of Parliament for the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley for 15 years, from 2004 to 2019.  He is a strong advocate for the residents of Northern BC and has worked throughout his career to promote sustainable development.

During his time in Ottawa, Nathan was recognized multiple times by his peers at the Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. He also served as Official Opposition House Leader and held critic roles for Finance, Natural Resources,  Environment, Ethics, and Democratic Reform.  

Nathan has worked to encourage the participation of young people in politics and public policy and has supported young entrepreneurs in the Northwest in starting and growing their businesses. 

Nathan has run a consulting business specializing in strategic planning and conflict resolution. He has previously worked in international development in Africa and South America.

He lives with his wife and twin sons in Smithers.

Speaker Sessions

Common Waters, Shared Visions: Indigenous Collaboration on B.C.’s Watershed Security Strategy

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Featuring
The Honourable Nathan Cullen Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Chief Xtli’li’ye Lydia Hwitsum Chief Councilor, Cowichan Tribes
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
In collaboration with

Capital for Conservation: Innovative Finance Models for Nature and Water (Invite-only)

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Session Date
Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Featuring
The Honourable Nathan Cullen Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling Deputy Chief, Daylu Dena Council
CEO, Centre of Excellence in Economic Development
Alan Shapiro Advisor, Working for Watersheds & Principal, Shapiro & Company
Zita Botelho Director, Watersheds BC
Katherine Balpataky Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, ALUS
Eddy Adra Chief Executive Officer, Coast Funds
Monika Freyman Vice-President, Sustainable Investing, Addenda Capital
In collaboration with