George, Ron

GEORGE, Ron, Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief (b 30 May 1945, Smithers). After working in the LOGGING and building industries, he became involved in aboriginal politics as a board member of the BC Assoc of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI) in 1970 and was founding vice-president of its successor organization, the United Native Nations (UNN), in 1976. Later elected president of the UNN (1985–91), he actively supported the establishment in BC of the National Indian Veterans Association (now the...

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