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.

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