Leah George-Wilson

Former Chief, Tsleil Waututh Nation; Associate, Miller Titerle + Company; Co-Chair, First Nations Summit

Leah George-Wilson is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) located in North Vancouver. She has previously served three terms as Chief of TWN. In 2001 she was the first woman to hold the office of Elected Chief for the TWN, a position she held from 2001-2003, 2005 – 2009 and 2017 – 2019. 

Ms. George-Wilson currently practices law with the law firm Miller Titerle & Co. She previously worked for the TWN for many years in various positions including member of the TWN’s negotiating team in the BC Treaty Process, TWN Self-Government Coordinator. and Director of the TWN Treaty, Land and Resources Department. 

Ms. George-Wilson’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Simon Fraser University and a Law Degree from the University of British Columbia. 

She also sits on a number of boards including: the First Nations Lands Advisory Board and the Canadian Tourism Commission. She is also a former council member of the BC First Nations Health Council. 

Ms. George-Wilson was elected in June 2022 to her eighth consecutive term as co-chair, the 2 member administrative executive of the First Nations Summit. As co-chair, she deals with the administrative issues of the FNS and works with the First Nations Summit Task Group (FNS Political Executive) who are authorized by the Summit to carry out specifically-mandated tasks on issues related to treaty negotiations, Title and Rights and other issues of concern to First Nations in BC. 

Speaker Sessions

Centering Indigenous Rights, Equity Partnerships and Indigenous Ways of Knowing for a Regenerative Future

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Featuring
Graeme Reed Strategic Advisor, Environment, Lands & Water Branch, Assembly of First Nations
Leah George-Wilson Former Chief, Tsleil Waututh Nation; Associate, Miller Titerle + Company; Co-Chair, First Nations Summit
Kwatuuma Cole Sayers Executive Director, Clean Energy BC
Jordyn Burnouf Sustainable Energy & Sovereignty Specialist, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan