Sophie Pierre (Ktunaxa Nation) currently serves as the Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission. Prior to her appointment as chief commissioner, Pierre led the St. Mary’s Indian Band for 30 years as elected chief, and was the administrator of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Tribal Council for 25 years. She also served as the tribal chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, chairperson of the First Nations Finance Authority, and president of St. Eugene Mission Holdings Ltd.
Pierre was involved in the work of the British Columbia Claims Task Force and served as a co-chair of the First Nations Summit. She has also served on several boards and committees, including the Environmental and Aboriginal Relations Committee of the BC Hydro and Power Authority and the First Nations Congress. Pierre was recognized with the Order of British Columbia in 2002 and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the business category in 2003. She currently serves as co-chair of the International Advisory Council for the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona. [Source: Government of Canada]