At the Treaty Information Session Community Meeting on November 24, there will be a speaker panel discussing Constiutions as it relates to a Treaty. Learn about the speakers below:
Kathryn Teneese is a citizen of the Ktunaxa Nation located in southeastern BC. She’s been involved with Indigenous issues for the majority of her working life, and has been a part of the BC Treaty process since its inception. Kathryn has been a part of efforts such as the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC, and most recently, the First Nations Summit. In her own words, “I strongly believe in the importance of good governance and all that must be considered to make that a reality.”
Angela Wesley is a citizen of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (Nuu-chah-nulth), one of five First Nations implementing the Maa-nulth Treaty on the west coast of Vancouver Island. She has worked with First Nations providing advisory and facilitation services in areas of strategic planning, community development and engagement, communications, and governance capacity building for the past 30 years and has been the BC Treaty Commissioner since 2018. Angela currently resides in her husband, Gerald’s, traditional territory of Kitsumkalum.
Albert C. Peeling is a practicing lawyer in Victoria, specializing in Aboriginal Rights. He has taught at the University of Victoria and written extensively on Aboriginal Rights and Governance, including writing papers for both the Law Commission of Canada and the Indigenous Bar Association on the creation of Aboriginal Courts in Canada. He has extensive experience in Aboriginal law with a focus on constitutional development for First Nations including negotiating governance and revenue sharing agreements among First Nations, the British Columbia Government, and industries.