Director of the BC First Nations Justice Council
BCFNJC Lead and Child and Family Justice, and Health and Justice
Appointed jointly by the FNS, BCAFN, and UBCIC
Annitta McPhee, Annita Mcphee Strategies
As the former three-term President of the Tahltan Central Council – now Tahltan Central Government – Annita led the Tahltan Nation through some of the most challenging and exciting opportunities in its history. During her term as President, Annita was instrumental in negotiating more than $2 billion worth of agreements on behalf of the Tahltan Nation for BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line and AltaGas’ run of river projects.
The recipient of many prestigious awards, Annita was honoured with the Indigenous National Native Role Model Award in 2000 for her commitment to community, service and Aboriginal youth as well as “The Leadership Award” from Ecotrust for her work in Environmental Protection and helping to save the Sacred Head Waters in Tahltan Territory.
Annita has been an active Advisor and Director on several provincial and national boards including the Legal Services Society, Vancouver Board of Trade’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee, BC Hydro’s Strategic Aboriginal Engagement Committee, and the Minister of Aboriginal Relations Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women among others.
Now running her own consultancy firm, Annita provides strategic advice to industry and First Nations while specializing in Aboriginal engagement including facilitation, communication and negotiation.
Annita holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria and studied Public Relations at BCIT. In 2015, Annita received a Diploma in the International Program on Human Rights and International Advocacy Skills at the United Nations Indigenous Women’s Global Leadership School in New York at Columbia University and Headquarters of United Nations.