Cyril (CJ) Bennett-Nabess


Years working on the Treaty Team:  5

Cyril is a member of Kitselas and a graduate of Northwest Community College’s Fine Art diploma program. He has worked with the Treaty Department for the last five years. Prior to that, he worked for Coast Mountain School District 82 in the First Nations Education Centre.


Zoe Bevan


Years working on the Treaty Team:  6

Zoe has worked with the Kitselas Treaty Office for a total of six years, four years as a summer student and two years as an intern. She is currently a student at the University of British Columbia working on her Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts program.

Matilda Henry

Matilda Henry

Communications Officer

Years working on the Treaty Team:  First Year!

Matilda has worked for Kitselas for seven years in the Lands & Resource Department as the Receptionist. Recently, she moved into the position of Communications Officer. Matilda has her Administrative Certificate from Coast Mountain College and a Certificate in Business Skills from TRU.


Geneva Mason

Community Engagement Coordinator

Years working on the Treaty Team:  ~3

Geneva has supported the Treaty Team in a number of communication and engagement roles since 2012. Currently, she is supporting the Treaty Team with community engagement. 

Joan Mason

Joan Mason

Treaty Engagement Coordinator

Years working on the Treaty Team:  5

Joan has worked in many Kitselas Departments in a variety of roles and also worked as an Administrative Assistant for UNBC Terrace Campus. From 2012 until 2017, Joan was the Treaty Receptionist, then Community Engagement Coordinator. In 2021, Joan returned to the Treaty Department to the role of Community Engagement Coordinator.


David Try, PhD

Senior Treaty Negotiator / Director Treaty

Years working on the Treaty Team:  First Year!

David has almost 50 years of work experience, primarily with the federal and provincial governments. This knowledge of government, combined with his experience in face-to-face negotiations, is very useful when negotiating a treaty.

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