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Frank Brown

Hereditary Chief, Heiltsuk Nation
Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
Bella Bella, British Columbia

Frank Brown is Hereditary Chief and a member of the Heiltsuk Nation from Bella Bella. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, Resource and Environmental Management Department and recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Vancouver Island University.

Brown was the founding director of the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department and director of Land and Marine Stewardship for the Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative. He co-developed and is implementing an Aboriginal Eco-Tourism training program with the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Vancouver Island University and North Island College. He also supported the development of an Indigenous Guardians training program with Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative and Vancouver Island University.

Brown has served as a director of Aboriginal Tourism B.C. and was chairperson of the Heiltsuk Economic Development Corporation. He co-established and was the co-program manager for the FP Innovations, First Nations Forestry Program.