Barry Edgar – Kitasoo/Xai’Xais
Barry Edgar is a member of the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation. After attending Cowichan Secondary School and graduating from Hope Secondary School, Barry moved back home to Klemtu. Prior to joining the Resource Stewardship Department in 2016, he worked in various departments within the community such as Kitasoo Fisheries Program as a Field Technician and Kitasoo Health Care Youth Program as the Youth Coordinator. Barry has always had a great interest in the history of the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais and is eager to learn more about Marine Use Planning.
Julie Carpenter – Heiltsuk
Julie is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation and has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Victoria. She has been working at the forefront of Heiltsuk marine use stewardship for over 8 years. She has helped the Heiltsuk Nation build their marine use plan since the beginning and has also led improved scientific understanding throughout her territory through clam, trap, dive and other surveys. Julie’s experience with her territory and respect among her Nation’s people has helped to ensure that the Heiltsuk Marine Use Plan is a foundational document that will guide marine stewardship in the area for decades to come.