Tl’azt’en band member elected to First Nations Summit, again

Grand Chief Edward John has been re-elected to the political executive of the First Nations Summit.

  • Jun. 7, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh) has been elected to the First Nations Summit Task Group (political executive) by leaders representing First Nations currently engaged in treaty negotiations in B.C..

Chief John, a hereditary Grand Chief of the Tl’azt’en Nation, will be serving his tenth term as a member of the Summit’s political executive.  He has represented and advocated for First Nations/Indigenous interests on the provincial, national and international stage for more than 30 years. Chief John was also recently re-appointed by the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council as an Indigenous Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) for North America for the term 2014-2016.

The First Nations Summit speaks on behalf of First Nations involved in treaty negotiations in British Columbia. The Summit is also a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Further background information on the Summit may be found at www.fns.bc.ca.