Darrell Willier has worked as the Coordinator of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Program for Peace Wapiti School Division since 2003. He is from Sucker Creek First Nation in Alberta. Darrell shares knowledge geared towards self-awareness and self-improvement to enhance the ability to achieve life goals. He believes that each person on this earth is here for a reason, and that his calling is to work with people – primarily children and youth.
As both of Darrell’s parents attended Residential School from 1935 to 1951, Darrell has intimate knowledge of the generational trauma survivors and what their families face now in Canada. He strives to educate youth on this history to promote compassion, understanding and healing. Darrell also enjoys sharing his knowledge of The Indian Act, myths and realities of living on reserve as well as facts and myths of treaty status.
He feels a personal connection to the teachings of the Circle of Courage, passed to him by Dr. Martin BrokenLeg and feels that they align with what he learned from his Kokum and Musum at a young age. Several years working with young offenders in Vancouver and the mentally handicapped in Langley, B.C., paired with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, have also helped Darrell hone his interpretation of the Circle of Courage teachings which he now shares with people of all ages.
Darrell has also been involved in coaching numerous sports for 38 years and he sees coaching as a pivotal opportunity to teach youth about life.
Darrell’s preferred method of contact is email: firstname.lastname@example.org