Anne Hill is co-chair of North West Watch, a grassroots conservation group based in Terrace, BC. In partnership with Sierra Club BC, North West Watch launched Pull Together in 2014 to raise money for First Nations legal challenges to harmful industrial projects. North West Watch has helped stop coalbed methane drilling in the Sacred Headwaters, the Northern Gateway Pipelines, and the Petronas LNG plant at Lelu Island, and received the Rosemary Fox Conservation Achievement Award in 2015. As a public school music teacher, Anne worked with First Nations elders to develop a protocol for inclusion for First Nations music and language in public schools, outlined in her MA thesis Singing to Remember, Singing to Heal. After retiring from public school, Anne taught music at the Na Aksa Gyilak'yoo school on the Kitsumkalum reserve near Terrace. She currently maintains a private music studio in her home and raises too many vegetables. Anne sits on the board of SkeenaWild Conservation Trust. Along with her late husband Bruce, she is proud to have raised Aaron and Julia, passionate conservationists who look out for wild salmon every day.
On board since: September 2018
- West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation