Joseph Gosnell, Sr., Nisg’a, 1936-
He has dedicated himself to the betterment of Nisga’a
people and his province. As a council member and later Chief in
his community, he was instrumental in bringing modern education,
medicine and resource management to the Nass Valley. In 1992 he
was elected President of the Nisga’a Tribal Council and
became Chief Negotiator for the landmark Nisga’a Treaty,
continuing his ancestors’ one-hundred-year-old struggle
to achieve their people’s rightful place in British Columbia.
A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.