Jim and Dinah Lulua were recently named “King” and “Queen” for the year by the BC Elders Gathering held in Saanich this past July.
Next year Jim and Dinah will be joined by the Tsilhqot’in Nation and aboriginal communities in the Cariboo Chilcotin Central Coast and Lillooet to host the 40th Annual Elders Gathering in Williams Lake.
Jim and Dinah say they were given the honour of King and Queen because they are role models looking after Dinah’s mother Mabel Solomon and living a culturally positive lifestyle.
“We speak our own language and follow our culture and traditions,” Jim says. “And look after our 93-year-old mom.”
Dinah says they are role models and don’t do drugs, smoke or use alcohol.
On July 14, 2016 they will hand over their crowns to their successors at the 40th Annual Elders Gathering in Williams Lake. Meanwhile they look forward to an exciting year representing the BC Elders Council at various events across BC and western Canada.