Lyle W Daniels is the Building Trades of Alberta’s new Community and Indigenous Director, a role he will utilize to help young Indigenous people in Alberta begin a rewarding career in the unionized construction trades.
Lyle comes from the George Gordon First Nation in Treaty 4 and recently moved to Treaty 6 territory for his new role with BTA.
Lyle is the National Chair for the National Indigenous Diabetes Association and was recently appointed to Co-Chair the Equity Working Group with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.
His focus is always helping people better themselves, with specific emphasis placed on assisting under-represented groups and Indigenous young people discover their positive path forward.
A trained facilitator, Lyle has presented Indigenous Awareness Training to many organizations to assist in dispelling myths and misconceptions, but also to prepare workplaces for inclusion.
We need to help people start a plan in reconciliation. It starts with education, understanding and respect.
The son of a residential school survivor, Lyle has faced and overcome inter-generational trauma from the loss of culture, traditions and ceremonies in his life, to now being proud of his Plains Cree heritage.