Francis Frank is a First Nations Summit elected Commissioner. He is serving his fourth term and was first elected by the First Nations Summit Chiefs in Assembly in 2015. Francis is from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and is an elected Councillor.
Prior to joining the Treaty Commission, he has served his community in leadership roles, including Chief Councillor for fourteen years, negotiator for over ten years, and band administrator for six years. Francis has extensive negotiation experience in Indigenous title and rights, including fisheries, and is currently the T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries lead negotiator. He is also an experienced social worker and earned his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria.
Francis lives in Port Alberni with his wife, Janice, and is a proud father of five children, three foster children, and grandfather of four grandchildren.