Garry is a member and former Chief of Doig River First Nation located 70 KM Northeast of Fort St. John, BC. Mr. Oker is a cultural designer who integrates traditional knowledge systems for business development.
His company Symbols Design Corp provides consulting services by improving on existing services and products. As President of his company he personally directs innovative program design strategies for his clients. He is presently on contract in developing LNG Cultural Employment Strategy and designing an Aboriginal contractors Health and Safety program.
Mr. Oker received his Masters Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in 2005. He recently completed and graduated from the Aboriginal Business Management at Sauder School of Business and Occupational Health and Safety Program at UNBC.
Garry is a bilingual speaker in English and Dane-zaa (Athabaskan Language) and is a traditional song-keeper and performer. He curates and translates Indigenous worldviews through art, music and theatrical storytelling. He has traveled throughout Canada, USA, Europe and South America exhibiting leading edge cultural design projects.