(Chief Gibby Jacob)
Chief Gibby Jacob, whose ancestral name is Kákeltn Siyám, carries the title of hereditary Chief and is a member of the Squamish Nation located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Chief Gilbert "Gibby" Jacob is an exceptional leader who dedicated over three decades of his life to standing up for his people and a critical player in numerous local, national, and international dialogues. Chief Jacob bore witness to the generational disruptions caused by the residential school system and the profound loss of an ancient lineage. He is a man with quiet power and was twice recognized as a significant member of society and honoured with Vancouver Magazine's Power 50 Award. Chief Gibby founded Treasure Box Entertainment in 2023 with filmmaker Andy Keen, with an idea to record precious knowledge and transfer valuable teachings to the next generation.
Andy is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and executive producer of the documentary series Back to the Fire. The alliance formed between Chief Jacob and Keen transcended professional boundaries, becoming a cross-cultural collaboration that symbolizes an act of reconciliation on a small scale. Together they founded Treasure Box Entertainment in 2023.
Keen's films have screened at international festivals in Canada and had broadcasts on TMN, TVO, and CBC. His latest feature documentary Shooting War (2022), is produced by The Globe and Mail, it premiered at Hot Docs 2022.
Select Filmography: Shooting War (2022), El Mo Stories (2019), Bobcaygeon (2012), Know Your Mushrooms (Director of photography, 2009), Escarpment Blues (2006).
Deanie is Inuit from Baker Lake and Coral Harbor region. She has spent a large part of her career in the broadcast industry both in Canada and globally. Integral in creation and development of APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) she has been passionate in her desire to provide light to underrepresented populations – particularly for women and Indigenous voices. She is extremely proud of her time as Interim Executive Director for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (now called Indspire) during a significant and challenging transition.
Producer, Story Editor
Pieter is an award-winning producer who comes from the Nisga'a wolf clan or Laxi'buu in northern BC and descends from Frisian seafarers in Northern Holland.
Romer got his break as a Story Producer for the award winning Indigenous current affairs series, CTV First Story, working his way up to Senior Producer. Over fourteen years he produced, directed and wrote half hour stories in art, culture and politics, winning numerous prestigious journalism awards provincially and nationally.
Romer has produced from start to finish over 150 broadcast hours on major networks. More recently Romer completed a co-production with Death & Prosperity called Black Rock, Pandemic Elementary for CBC GEM and Call me AWOL!
Baker hails from North Vancouver, British Columbia and is of Cree, Haida, and Squamish descent. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre Actors Conservatory. As an actor he has over 50 film and TV credits to his name since his debut at age nine in Once in a Blue Moon (1995), a few highlights include Ron Howard’s The Missing (2003), and the Steven Spielberg produced Into the West (2005). Other credits include Strange Empire (2014), Murdoch Mysteries (2017), Outlander (2022), and the festival hit Hey, Viktor! (2023), which he starred in and co-produced. It premiered at Tribeca. Simon was the host of CTV’s First Story, and the host of Native Planet on APTN.
Vanessa Mountain is a member of the N'quatqua Band of the St'at'imc Nation. She started her career in the financial services industry and worked her way up the corporate ladder at a large financial institution.
Vanessa moved into program management for Indigenous organizations accelerating community economic development. She is especially proud of her role as Aboriginal Procurement Specialist for the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that expanded her knowledge of local supply chain opportunities, and how to facilitate connections for Indigenous businesses within the world.
Debrah is on a mission to help people, organizations, corporations and First Nations get their businesses on the right financial system to ensure her clients can stay focused on their vision. Debrah has extensive experience working with her clients to transform their numbers into accessible information that can be used to make better decisions. Debrah designs transparent, anti-corruption financial systems so boards and shareholders can manage all the moving parts of their operations more effectively.