Les Doiron is a citizen and the President of the Yuułuʔiłʔath Government (the Ucluelet First Nation). A community minded, goal-oriented professional, Les is passionate about giving back to his community and has shared a lot of his life with many individuals, on a professional and volunteer basis, alike.
As the President of the Yuułuʔiłʔath Government, Les works with a team of six other elected officials to fulfill Yuułuʔiłʔath’s obligations to the Maa-nulth Treaty, and the Yuułuʔiłʔath Constitution, laws and regulations.
Les represents the Yuułuʔiłʔath to local, provincial and federal governments, other First Nations and indigenous organizations – nationally and internationally.
We are extremely grateful to Les, and to Rhonda Knockwood, for stepping up and volunteering to take on the roles of CEO and President of FNEF respectively. They have been instrumental in the formation of our organization and in the development of our language revitalization projects and strategies; in particular the work they have done to help get our Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Barkley dialect) pilot project established within the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government.