Officers Bios

President, Eva Clayton

Eva Clayton became the 7th elected President of the Nisga’a Nation in a regular election on November 2, 2016.

Eva’s public service to the Nisga’a Nation spans decades in various administrative and political capacities.

Her employment history began with the Nisga’a Tribal Council (N.T.C.) in 1980s. While working with the N.T.C. Eva had the privilege of working closely with the many leaders of the day including the lates Dr. Frank Calder, James Gosnell, Rod Robinson to name a few, while they were actively negotiating what would become the Nisga’a Final Agreement.

President Clayton has also held various political offices including Chief Councillor for the Gitlaxt’aamiks Village Government from 2004-2008, and various terms as Councillor for the then Gitlaxt’aamiks Band Council and now Gitlaxt’aamiks Village Government. While Chief Councillor for Gitlaxt’aamiks, Eva also served as Chair to the NLG Programs & Services Committee and has also represented her village government on the Finance Committee.

Eva is Ksim Ganada from Wilps Ksim Xsaan. Eva’s Nisga’a name is Noxs Wil Luu-g̱aamiks Hloks. President Clayton resides in her home community, the Nisga’a Village of Gitlaxt’aamiks with her husband Eric. Eva and Eric have 3 daughters, Megan and twins Kelsey and Amanda. She is the proud grandmother to 5 grandchildren.

Brian Tait, Executive Chairperson

Brian Tait is G̱anada from Wilps Ksim X̱saan.  Brian’s Nisg̱a’a name is Gadim Sbayt-G̱an.  Gadim Sbayt-G̱an resides in his home community, the Nisg̱a’a Village of Gitlax̱t’aamiks with his wife Faith.  Brian & Faith have 3 sons, Luke, Adam & Paul and they are the proud grandparents to 8 grandchildren.

Brian has worked as an independent contractor in the silviculture and logging industries for many years where he proudly employed Nisg̱a’a citizens and contributed to the local economy.  Brian also worked as Emergency Coordinator with Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government where he was responsible for the development of the Nisg̱a’a Nation’s first Emergency Response and Recovery Plan in 2005.

Brian’s political life includes several terms as Councillor for the then Gitlax̱t’aamiks Band Council beginning in the 1980’s and now the Gitlax̱t’aamiks Village Government.  Brian was also elected the first Chief Councillor for GItlax̱t’aamiks Village Government in the first regular election following the effective date of the Nisg̱a’a Treaty.   While Chief Councillor, Brian represented his community as Chair to the NLG Lands & Resources committee.  Brian also had the privilege of serving as Speaker of the House to Wilp Si’ayuuḵhl Nisg̱a’a (“WSN”) for many years – a position he was voted in to by his peers.

Brian was elected Executive Chairperson in a regular election of the Nisg̱a’a Nation on November 2, 2016.


Charles Morven, Secretary-Treasurer

Charles Morven is the newly elected Secretary – Treasurer of Nisga’a Lisims Government. Charles also sits on the BCAFN Board of Directors.

Charles Morven is a member of the Nisga’a Nation and belongs to Wilps Axdii Wil Luugooda and Ksim Xsaan.  Charles currently holds the Nisga’a name, Daaxheet. Secretary – Treasurer Morven originates from the community of Gitlaxt’aamiks. Charles holds the responsibility chairing both Nisga’a Finance Committee and Nisga’a Capital Finance Committee. Secretary – Treasurer Morven also oversees and works with the Management of the Nisga’a Settlement Trust.

Secretary – Treasurer Morven has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in First Nations Studies through UNBC and a certificate in Advanced Management attained through the UBC Sauder’s School of Business.  A future educational goal for Charles is to obtain a Masters in Business Administration.

Charles also served as Council Representative for the Northwest on the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) from 2012-2016. Charles had the responsibilities while on the FNHC as chairperson for the Northwest Regional Table, Partnership Table with Northern Health Authority and the Policy Committee.

Secretary-Treasurer Morven currently resides in the community of Gitwinksihlkw the home of beautiful wife Nicole Morven.  Charles and Nicole have one daughter Peyton Azak-Morven. 

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