Angela Wesley is a proud member of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation (Nuu-chah-nulth), and has worked since 1980 with First Nations communities throughout British Columbia. Since 1992 she has been providing advisory and facilitation services in the areas of strategic planning, community development, communications and community engagement, and governance capacity building. In recent years her focus has been on providing assistance to her own Nation as well as the 4 other First Nations that are signatory to the Maa-nulth Treaty. As Chair of the Huu-ay-aht Constitution Committee and member of the Huu-ay-aht treaty, governance and lands/resources committees, she was instrumental in the development and community ratification of the treaty, the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Constitution, and a suite of foundational laws that set the stage for her Nation’s return to self-governance as of April 1, 2011. Angela acted as Speaker (Chairperson) for the Spring 2012 Huu-ay-aht First Nation legislature and the Fall 2011 People’s Assembly and serves as the as the Maa-nulth representative on the tripartite Implementation Committee. She is the Board Chair for the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, and also serves on the Board of the Royal British Columbia Museum and as a member of the Huu-ay-aht Economic Development Committee. She has recently been appointed as the Board Chair/President for the Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ business/economic enterprises - land, forestry, gravel, fisheries and management boards.