Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations (2009)
Regional Chief Puglaas (Jody Wilson-Raybould) is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples. Jody was first elected Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations in 2009 and re-elected in November 2012 by the 203 First Nations in BC. As Regional Chief, Jody has championed the advancement of First Nations’ strong and appropriate governance, fair access to lands and resources, improved education and individual health. In addition to her responsibilities as Regional Chief, Jody is an elected member of Council in her home community of We Wai Kai, a role that she credits for strengthening her understanding and commitment to work at the provincial and national level advocating for strong and appropriate First Nations’ governance. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation and lives with her husband, Tim Raybould, at Cape Mudge Village, Quadra Island, BC.