Peter Wealick, Xwelicélék, is a member of the Sto:lo Nation, Tzeachten band, Sardis, BC and is currently living in North Vancouver. His mother is a member of the Campbell River Indian Band, originating from Rivers Inlet, and of course Peter’s father is a member of Tzeachten First Nation, Peter’s grandmother was a member of Squamish Nation. Peter’s Coast Salish and Kwaguilth ancestry provide him with a diverse cultural background.
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During high school Peter’s interests were in the field of electricity and electronics. He had a vision to attend British Columbia Institute of Technology, but after many log hours of studying he found his vision would have to wait. After high school he served an apprenticeship as an electrician and received an inter-provincial license to work as an electrician. After many years in the trade (10 years) his vision of attending BCIT returned. It was back to night school to complete the necessary courses to meet BCIT’S entrance requirements. In 1982 Peter finally registered as a full time student and later graduated with a diploma of technology in electronics.
Peter is the founder and president of Aboriginal Computer Solutions Ltd., a company that specializes in providing computer products and services to Aboriginal communities, organizations and individuals. The company’s employees are currently all aboriginal.
Prior to starting his own company Peter was employed by Honeywell Ltd. He held various positions within the company, such as: Service Technician, Manager of Technical Services, Project Manager, Manager of Engineering and Chief Systems Estimator. Honeywell’s primary business was to apply computer technology to automate facilities such as schools; hospital and hotels. Computers were used to automate heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, lighting control systems and security systems.
Recently Aboriginal Computer Solutions Ltd has expanded its offering and formed a division know as Aboriginal Communications, this division provides hi speed internet access using ASDL technology (in the provinces of BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec). Aboriginal Communications also provides World Wide Web hosting. More information about the company can be found at http://www.abcomm.ca/
Peter recognizes the need for First Nations communities to become more literate in computer technology, as it is fast becoming a tool in every day life.