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Q & A: Chief Kim Baird

Extended interviews with people from the 8th Fire TV series.

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Chief Kim Baird is Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation in British Columbia. Her ancestral name is Kwuntiltunaat. Chief Baird was elected in 1999, at just 28 years old - at the time the youngest and first female Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation elected to date. She is currently in her 6th term.

In 2009, Chief Baird played an important role in negotiating the first urban treaty in British Columbia's history. The treaty involved a cash settlement and a large land component. It also provided new opportunities for self governance of the Tsawwassen First Nation.

Among Chief Baird's many accolades include Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award, the National Aboriginal Women in Leadership Distinction Award, Vancouver Magazine's Power 50 Award, and Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award.

Angela Sterritt interviewed interviewed Chief Baird in April 2011.