SUILC Co-Chairs

Samantha Jack

Samantha Jack                   

Samantha Jack is an Indigenous woman from the Nuu Chah Nulth and Yale First Nations and grew up on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen Peoples. She has a background in political science from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Harvard University, where she briefly studied. Growing up in Surrey, Samantha wants to give back to her community and provide support for all urban Indigenous people living in the City of Surrey as co-chair of SUILC.

Photo Credit: Karla Parker, Creative Direction: Dusty Yurkin 



Lyn Daniels

Dr. Lyn Daniels

Dr. Lyn Daniels (EdD) is the Director of Instruction, Aboriginal Learning within the City of Surrey. She is Cree and Metis and belongs to the Kawacatoose First Nation located in southern Saskatchewan. Lyn completed a Doctor of Education degree at UBC in Policy and Educational Leadership in 2016. Lyn’s research focused on Aboriginal college students’ memories of public education and how they compare to the memories of former Indian residential school students and educational policy in the colonial past and present.
Since 2018, the SUILC adopted a Terms of Reference to provide governance structure to SUILC operations, which was completed in January 2018.
In 2020, the SUILC published a Community Engagement Policy which clarifies the expectations of the SUILC when non-Indigenous organizations, governments, or researchers seek to engage or consult with urban Indigenous people in Surrey.  

Working Groups

Currently, the SUILC meets as a“committee of the whole” approximately every two months and hosts a strategic planning retreat once a year in the City. There are also five active Working Groups that meet as needed: 
SUILC Gathering