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David deWit

David de Wit is a Wet’suwet’en member of the Laksilyu Clan, belonging to the House on Top of Flat Rock (Tsekalbaiyex). David is the Natural Resources Department Manager for the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, representing the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief’s vision for their territories, working as one for the betterment of all.

David studied Integrated Resource Management in British Columbia and completed a Biology Degree at the University of Calgary. His background involves wildlife habitat assessment, sensitive ecosystem preservation and wildlife corridor design.

The Natural Resources Department is currently developing an ecosystem-based management tool that will enable the Wet’suwet’en to manage cultural and natural resources effectively with community, industry and government parties.

David is also actively involved in a number of local groups to facilitate interests of the Wet’suwet’en. Some of these groups include: Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Board of Directors, and the Northwest Community College School of Exploration and Mining Steering Committee.

Meet David deWit

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