Re-Elect Puglaas (Jody Wilson-Raybould):
BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief
‘Building on OUR Success’
Voting takes place on November 27, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver BC
Re-Elect Puglaas (Jody Wilson-Raybould)
"Building on OUR Success" Platform
It has been my great honour and privilege to serve the Chiefs of British Columbia over the past three years as Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN). We have accomplished much in the past three years but work remains to fully implement our Building on OUR Success action plan. I am therefore asking for your continued support and your vote on November 27, 2012.
I come from the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach Peoples of Northern Vancouver Island. I am a citizen of the We Wai Kai Nation and live with my husband, Tim, at Cape Mudge Village, Quadra Island, BC.
In 2009, I ran for Regional Chief on a comprehensive platform which laid out a four-pillar action plan. The BCAFN has been diligently following and implementing this plan since day one of my first term and will continue to do so if I am re-elected. The plan focusses on four key and interrelated areas: (1) strong and appropriate governance, (2) fair access to lands and resources, (3) improved education, and (4) individual health. In accordance with this plan, the BCAFN has undertaken or supported a number of important initiatives that are all designed to assist and empower our respective Nations during this critical period of Nation building and rebuilding and as we implement our Aboriginal title and rights, including treaty rights. A copy of the 2012 Building on OUR Success platform is available on my official campaign website, www.re-electjodywilsonraybould.ca.
Over the coming years there will be many challenges facing our Nations. These include responding with our own solutions to the federal government’s ‘neo-colonial’ legislative agenda that seeks to control us and design our post-Indian Act governance. We will also continue to be confronted by the major industrial development projects proposed in our territories such as the Prosperity Mine, the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines and the Site C dam. With leadership, hard work, dedication and staying on course with our Building on OUR Success action plan we are well-equipped to meet our challenges in a considered and effective way.
By sharing our stories and working together we can achieve our local and collective goals. I hope that you agree with me that the BCAFN is playing, and can continue to play, an important role in supporting and connecting our Nations as we work to build and strengthen our economies, improve the quality of life for our peoples and ensure practising and thriving cultures.
Puglaas (Jody Wilson-Raybould)