Cloy-e-iis, Judith Sayers

Cloy-e-iis, Judith Sayers, is the President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Chancellor of Vancouver Island University and an adjunct professor with both the School of Business and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Judith is a prominent Indigenous leader, sustainable development advocate and a passionate educator. She practiced law for 18 years, working in international forums and lobbying governments for the promotion and protection of First Nations rights and titles, and served 14 years as Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation. As Chief, she was instrumental in several sustainable development projects and put mechanisms in place to help protect the territory. Judith is a Member of the Order of Canada, has received the Silver Award from the Canadian Environmental Association for Climate change, has been inducted into the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame and has been the recipient of the Bora Laskin Fellowship on Human Rights.