Angela Wesley

Speaker (Chairperson), Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Angela Wesley

Angela Wesley is a citizen of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (Nuu-chah-nulth) in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. Since April of 2011, her Nation, along with four other First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island, has been implementing the Maa-nulth Treaty, the first multi-nation modern day treaty under the BC Treaty process. She was one of the champions in her Nation’s self-governance journey, having been involved throughout all stages of negotiation, ratification and now implementation of the treaty. Angela serves as Speaker (Chairperson) for the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Legislature and Annual People’s Assemblies and continues to represent the five Maa-nulth First Nations on the tripartite Treaty Implementation Committee along with Canada and British Columbia representatives. For eight years she served as Board Chair/President for the Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses (forestry, fisheries, lands, hospitality/tourism, gravel, retail). Through her consulting company, Wes-Can Advisory Services, Angela has worked for more than 30 years with First Nations throughout British Columbia providing advisory and facilitation services in areas of strategic planning, community development and engagement, communications, and governance capacity building. She has also served as a Commissioner on the BC Treaty Commission since 2018 and continues to serve as a Director on a number of First Nations and Provincial Boards. Angela is actively involved in international discussions on Indigenous governance and leadership.

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