Angela Wesley is the Government of British Columbia appointed Commissioner. She is serving a third term and was first appointed in December 2018. She 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 remained active in her Nation’s self-governance journey, having been involved throughout all stages of negotiations, ratification, and now implementation. Angela has served as Speaker for the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Legislature and Annual People’s Assemblies, Board Chair/President for the Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses, and is the representative on the Maa-nulth tripartite treaty implementation committee. She also serves on numerous boards, including the Board of Directors of the Toquaht First Nation Holdings Board, the New Relationship Trust, and the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC.
For over the past 30 years, through her consulting company Wes-Can Advisory Services, Angela has worked with First Nations providing advisory and facilitation services in areas of strategic planning, community development and engagement, communications, and governance capacity building. She is also actively involved in international discussions on Indigenous governance and leadership.
Angela resides in her husband Gerald’s traditional territory of Kitsumkalum in Terrace and enjoys the company and teachings of her grandson.