A First Nations leader from the Campbell River Indian Band has been elected as a commissioner to the BC Treaty Commission.
Dan Smith has an extensive history of working with First Nations, aboriginal organizations and the federal government. He has served as vice- president of the Native Council of Canada, President of the United Native Nations, member of the BC Human Rights Commission, as well as numerous other boards and committees. Recently, Smith served as the Chief Negotiator for the Hamatla Treaty Society on Vancouver Island. He is also chair of the Vancouver Economic Alliance. Smith will be moderating a First Nations dialogue focused on major project updates and opportunities for partnership.