Councillor, Nak'azdli First Nation
AME’s The Gathering Place
Anne Marie Sam was raised in the Lusilyoo (frog) clan and is now a member of the Lhts’umusyoo (Beaver) clan from the Nak’azdli Whut’en, Fort St James, located in North Central British Columbia.
Anne Marie has been raised with a strong connection to Dakelh traditions and culture. She is working to ensure Dakelh connection to the land and water is not pushed aside as resource development increases in the Nak’azdli territory.
A large part of her work has been to inform government and industry of the importance of the land, water and wildlife to the identity of the Nak’azdli people.
Currently Anne Marie is an Elected Councillor for the Community of Nak’azdli, a board member of Mining Watch Canada, a member of First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM) and a MASc Candidate, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia.