Be inspired by Jody Wilson-Raybould, the first woman to be elected as an Independent Member of Parliament and now a national #1 best-selling author of her memoir “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power.
Jody is a lawyer, advocate, and leader in British Columbia’s First Nations, having previously served as regional chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations. Prior to politics, Wilson-Raybould was a provincial crown prosecutor in Vancouver and served three terms as an elected Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission. She was also elected BC Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2009, where she devoted herself to the advancement of First Nations governance, fair access to land and resources, as well as improved education and health care services.
A descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, she is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation, served two terms as an elected councillor for her Nation and was also a director and chair of the First Nations Finance Authority and a director of the First Nations Lands Advisory Board.
Listen to Jody’s incredible story on the final day of the event, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.