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Rhonda Knockwood

Rhonda Knockwood is Cree, from Thunderchild First Nation, and is the Chief Of Staff at AFN – Regional Office NS/NL and former Director of Operations for the Yuułuʔiłʔath Government.

Rhonda has a long history working in finance and administration within BC for organizations such as the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC, Aboriginal Health Association of BC, Native Court worker and Counselling Association of BC, and Healing Our Spirit.

Rhonda is the former Chief of Staff of the BC Assembly of First Nations (between 2003-2009), has performed contract work with the Union of Nova Scotia Indians and the Atlantic Policy Congress of Atlantic Chiefs, and successfully managed the AFN National Chief campaign in 2009.

We are extremely grateful to Rhonda, and to Les Doiron, for stepping up and volunteering to take on the roles of President and CEO 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.