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Area of Expertise: Health
"We're the gardeners, and we grow ourselves, and our families, and each other, and our clients, and we must look after all the flowers. Not just the ones that are growing tallest and straightest, and that live in the richest soil. Let's make things right in the garden. Let's make things right for all of us."
Evan Tlesla II Adams is from the Tla’amin First Nation and Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority. He's also a motivational speaker and actor best known for playing the beloved character Thomas Builds-The-Fire in the film Smoke Signals. He was the first-ever Indigenous Health Physician Advisor for the province of British Columbia and is widely recognized as a trailblazer in public health.