Working for the Provincial Government was probably not what 20 year old Jonathan Hanuse was expecting when he returned from a six month trip to Australia.
Jonathon landed the new position in Victoria and has become one of a few First Nations in the history of B.C. to work for the Provincial Government.
“I was very happy about getting an office assistant position in the parliament buildings because one of the things that I aspire to be is a journalist; getting a position like this will certainly teach me a lot about our political system.” said Hanuse.
Klahoose Chief Ken Brown was ecstatic about the new role and was optimistic for Jonathan taking on this historical position.
“Jonathan is a bright young man and I have great confidence in his work ethic and ability to make a difference,” said Brown. “It’s a wonderful opportunity and I am sure he will gain much from the experience. We are all very proud.”
Jonathan will be relocating to Victoria to start his journey into his new career and will be a glowing mentor for other Klahoose members.
Jonathan’s parents are from Squirrel Cove, B.C. His mother Julie is the Education Coordinator for Klahoose and his father Gilbert is a red seal Electrician. He also has a sister Jolene who lives in Hawaii.
Hanuse is eager and honest about his new function, “Part of me is really excited to get the job rolling, but the other part of me a little nervous because there will be a lot of new tasks I will have to overcome. All in all I am very interested in what the future will spit out at me.”
The Klahoose community will be proudly watching Jonathan as he makes his way in the years to come.