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Member Forum with Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General
DATE: Apr 13, 2018 · LOCATION: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
The Business Council is pleased to host a Member Forum featuring Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Minister Wilson-Raybould will provide a keynote address on Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation and the federal government's recently announced work to establish a Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework. Afterward, she will sit down for an interactive conversation around how anticipated new legislation and policy will provide greater certainty to both Indigenous communities and industry across the country looking to collaboratively attract investment, generate sustainable economic development and advance reconciliation.
We encourage you to attend with your Indigenous partners.
Jody Wilson-Raybould is a lawyer, advocate, and leader among British Columbia's First Nations. As a former Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations, Jody brings extensive experience in law, public service, and First Nations governance to Cabinet.
After being called to the Bar in 2000, Jody began her legal career working as a provincial crown prosecutor in Vancouver. She later served as an advisor at the BC Treaty Commission, a body established to oversee treaty negotiations between First Nations and the Crown. In 2004, Jody was elected as Commissioner by the Chiefs of the First Nations Summit.
Since being elected Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations in 2009, Jody has devoted herself to the advancement of First Nations governance, fair access to land and resources, as well as improved education and health care services. She was re-elected as Regional Chief in 2012 and held responsibilities for governance and nation building on the Assembly of First Nations Executive. She has previously been involved with the Chiefs Committee on Claims and chaired the Comprehensive Claims joint working group.
An active volunteer in her community, Jody has served as a Director for Capilano College, the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre, and the National Centre for First Nations Governance. She was also a director on the First Nations Lands Advisory Board and Chair of the First Nations Finance Authority. She is the recipient of the alumni award from the Minerva Foundation and the University of Victoria.
Jody is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka'wakw and also known as the Kwak'wala speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation and is married to Dr. Tim Raybould.