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Tyson Atleo headshot of a young man smiling at the camera ©; Eyoalha Baker

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Tyson Atleo

Community Economic Development Lead



Tyson Atleo, Community Economic Development Lead, is a 27th-generation hereditary chief of the Ahousaht Nation of Clayquot Sound. He joined Nature United in September 2016 and leads our community economic development across the Emerald Edge (Alaska, British Columbia and Washington); he also works directly with our Global Lands team to advance community-based strategies in other priority geographies. As the youngest elected Band Councillor in history, Tyson led the development of Ahousaht’s first economic development corporation and served as vice-president of the Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society (MHSS) until 2015, when he transitioned to the role of Senior Economic Development Advisor to the MHSS board and CEO. He also worked for many years with the Canadian government and as a consultant focused on economic development for First Nations.

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