Janet Hanuse is a descendent of the Gwa’sala, Nak’waxda’xw, and ‘Wuikinukv Nations, with ancestral connections to several others among the Kwa’kwakawa’kw and Heiltsuk Territories on the coast of British Columbia. As a First Nations leader in BC, Janet has maintained a passion for Indigenous inclusion and empowerment as a pathway toward reconciliation. Her career has cultivated in her a unique ability to build trust-based relationships and to build leadership in program design and delivery that implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a distinctions-based delivery model. Janet has been with the government for four short years and has over 20 years of experience with program design, Indigenous engagement, and rightsholder & stakeholder relations. She is currently completing a Masters Degree in Executive Leadership through Royal Roads University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.