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Patrick Kelly
Vice President, British Columbia

Patrick Kelly Patrick is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.) He operates a consulting business and was Advisor and Director of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. In September 2012 he completed a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC. Patrick co-chairs the Banff Centre Indigenous Program Council and is a member of the UVic Gustavson School of Business International Advisory Board and the UBC Sauder School of Business Ch’nook Indigenous Business Advisory Board. Patrick is President of British Columbia Golf and chairs the Board of Directors of the Victoria Foundation. He was appointed to the BC Provincial Judicial Council in November 2016.

The Leq:amel First Nation elected him Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001.

From September 2010 – Feb 2012 he was Vice President, National Services, CESO. From March 2001-2007 he was BC Director, Strategic Planning and Communications, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He was Manager, Cultural Relations and Corporate Training in BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Relations Department from April 1993 to December 1997. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

From July 2002 to June 2010, the Attorney General for British Columbia appointed Patrick as a Bencher for the Law Society of BC, to represent the public interest in the administration of justice. From February 2001 to May 2002, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the BC Buildings Corporation. In June 1997, Patrick completed a five-year term on the Board of Governors of Vancouver Community College. In December 2016 Patrick completed a six year term as Governor, Law Foundation of BC.

Patrick has been an active community volunteer holding executive positions with the Mission Chamber of Commerce, the Mission Heritage Association, the Mission Indian Friendship Centre, and the Coqualeetza Cultural Centre. As well, he attended dinner with Queen Elizabeth II in 1982 as a Young Achiever for Canada at the ceremony to repatriate Canada’s constitution. In March 2009, Patrick received a BC Community Achievement Award. Patrick is founding President of the BC Aboriginal Golf Association established in April 2009.