Member, Wei Wai Kum First Nation (Campbell River) of the Laich-Kwil-Tach First Nations
Dan Smith is a member of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation (Campbell River) of the Laich-Kwil-Tach First Nations. He has an extensive history of working with First Nations, Aboriginal organizations, and the federal government. He was elected to the threemember political executive of the First Nations Summit for two consecutive terms between June 2008 and 2013, and he was appointed to the BC Treaty Commission in 2013. Dan has also served as Vice President of the Native Council of Canada, President of the United Native Nations, and member of the BC Human Rights Commission, as well as numerous other boards and committees. He has worked in senior positions with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Heritage Canada, and Canada Employment and Immigration.