Leah
George-Wilson+

Lawyer, Business Advisory and First Nations Economic Development

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Leah George-Wilson is a lawyer practising in the area of Indigenous law, and is also a well-known and respected Indigenous leader.  Leah is the former Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and was the first woman to serve in this position, which she held for 6 years.  She is currently an elected Co-Chair of the First Nations Summit, a Director on the Land Advisory Board and an appointed member of the First Nations Health Council.  She was a key voice in ensuring that Indigenous people were appropriately represented in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics through her role as a board member of the Four Host Nations.  Other leadership positions that Leah has held include directorships of the Legal Services Society, Ecotrust Canada and Leadership Vancouver.

Why MT+Co.?

“I chose to continue my career at MT+Co. because I wanted a meaningful opportunity to develop my long-term practice while continuing to make a positive impact within Indigenous communities.”

Expertise

Leah’s background has provided her with a deep understanding of Indigenous governance, Indigenous legal orders, community engagement, reconciliation and government-to-government work.  She works with many of the firm’s clients on these and other matters.

Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University
  • J.D., University of British Columbia
  • Elected Co-Chair, First Nations Summit Society, 2004 – present
  • Elected Board member, Land Advisory Board, 2008 – present
  • Appointed to the First Nations Health Council, 2011 – present
  • Elected Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, 2001-2003, 2005 – 2009
  • Board Member, Four Host First Nation, 2005 – 2010
  • Board member, Legal Services Society, 2003 – 2006
  • Board member, Ecotrust Canada, 2002 – 2007
  • Board member, Leadership Vancouver, 2000 – 2004

Worth Noting

Leah’s ancestral name is Sisi-ya-ama.

 

 

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