ONC Staff Profile

Pieter Romer

Indigenous Community Liaison, Corporate Services

Pieter Romer descends from the Nisga’a Nation wolf clan or Laxi’buu and is Frisian from Northern Holland. His native name is Wo’Osim’ Gan meaning “Wooden Bowl”. Romer started as the Indigenous Community Liaison in April of 2019. He enjoys engaging with Indigenous communities and building everlasting partnerships.

Before working at Ocean Networks Canada, Romer worked for 20 years as a documentary television producer for CTV, CBC & APTN. At CTV Romer became the Senior Producer for the highly acclaimed award winning Indigenous series, First Story and was also the Western Executive Producer for APTN’s News & Current Affairs. To date, Romer has produced, directed and wrote over a 100 hours of long form Indigenous television productions for major networks.

Romer was raised on a 42-foot wooden commercial fishing boat, navigating along the west coast of Vancouver Island. He lived on the boat for 18 years.

When Romer is not working at Ocean Networks Canada, he enjoys photography, playing the electric guitar and making indie films.


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