Bev Sellars is from the Secwepemc and Carrier Nations in what is now known as British Columbia. She has been involved with her community all her life and served as Chief for 12 years. During her first term, the Tribal Council brought the residential school issue to national attention. Bev was also the Secwepemc Representative for the Cariboo-Chilcotin Justice Inquiry. During her second term, the council had to deal with the Mount Polley disaster which is in her community’s backyard. Bev received an education later in life (at age 38) with a B.A. from the University of Victoria and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia.