World renowned Tsimshian lawyer speaks at NWCC Terrace campus tonight

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED author, lawyer and entrepreneur Calvin Helin speaks at the college tonight.

AN INTERNATIONALLY renowned author, lawyer, entrepreneur is speaking at the college tonight.

Calvin Helin will be at the longhouse at Northwest Community College tonight, April 5, from 7 – 9 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served. Everyone is welcome!

Helin, the son of a hereditary chief and a member of the Tsimshian Nation from Lax Kw’alaams, will give a one-hour lecture and then hold a question-and-answer period.

Helin is the author of several publications relating to law, Aboriginal business, and associated issues.

The release of his (now four times) best-selling book, “Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through Self-Reliance”, developed his international reputation.

His new book, “Surviving Dependency: Hope and Empowerment through Self-Reliance”, was released early in 2009.

He is a practising lawyer and entrepreneur, president and CEO of Eagle Group Companies, LLC and Orca Spirit Publishing and Communications, Inc.

Recently, Helin was chairman of a highly successful Aboriginal trade delegation to China, and is working diligently with RCI Capital Group to establish an innovative business model to promote long-term Aboriginal benefits from natural resource development.

In addition to numerous national distinctions, he was recipient of the top “40 Under 40” awards for both B.C. and for Canada.

Helin is also President of the Native Investment and Trade Association, Director of the National Council of Welfare, and an Advisory Board Member of the SOS Children’s Village.

He founded, and instructs at, the Shudokan Karate and Education Society, providing fee martial arts lessons to poor inner-city children as a way of teaching them discipline, manners, self-respect, and other important life lessons.