Ceremony scheduled for November
Two Northwest First Nations leaders are among 25 British Columbians who will appointed to the Order of B.C. this year.
Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross is being recognized as a business, political and community leader. He's been at the forefront of negotiations with governments and industry over LNG and other development in the Kitimat area.
And hereditary chief Chester Moore is being honoured for his work promoting and preserving Nisga'a culture. He was also involved in the logging industry.
Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon says the Order is the province's most prestigious accolade and recognizes people who have contributed to the province in extraordinary ways.
The Order of British Columbia investiture ceremony will be held at Government House in Victoria in November.
Since the Order was introduced in 1989, 370 people have been appointed.