Speck is a member of the Namgis First Nation of the Kwakwaka'wakw tribal confederacy. He is also the head chief and spiritual leader of the Gixsam Clan of the Kwagul tribe, as well as the story-keeper for his mother and fathers' families.

Speck provides cross-cultural training to the Department of National Defense, as well as Corrections Canada. He is the Director of Aboriginal Learning and Development for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.


The Trials of Eve: A Viewer's Guide (with Gretchen Jordan-Bastow, Pnina Granirer and Marion Cook) (1992 Jordan-Bastow Publishing)
ISBN: 0-9696512-0-1

Dancing Our House - the History of the Bighouse and Button Blanket (with Bernadette Savoie) (Wachiay Friendship Centre 1996)

In the Beginning there was the First World (with Jim Gilbert, Ron Stacy and Karin Clark) (Raven Publishing 2002) 978-0969297956

P.R.I.D.E. (with Lake Trail Students) (2004 Lake Trail Publishing) 978-0-9735414-0-7

Standing Up With Ga'axstal'las (with Leslie A. Robertson and the Kwagul Gixsam Clan: Kelly Speck, George Speck, Nella Nelson, Pearl Alfred, Willima Wasden Jr., Dara Culhane) (2012 UBC Press) 978-0-7748-2384-5

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