Judy Desjarlais is the elected Chief of the Blueberry River First Nations, a Treaty 8 Nation located in Northeast British Columbia, 80 Kms west of Fort St. John. Chief Judy Desjarlais is of Dunne’Za (Beaver) and Nehiyaw (Cree) descent. Raised by her grandparents on the Blueberry River First Nations reserve, which was a valuable time of her life learning the cultural traditional values instilled in her by her grandparents.
Judy is a graduate of the Northern Lights College in Fort St. John. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Chamber Of Commerce in Fort St. John and is on the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Resource Network. She is also an advocate for First Nations communities, businesses and employees to prosper in their traditional territories and natural resources while protecting the environment and indigenous way of life through sustainability.
Chief Judy Desjarlais is honored to be the elected Chief for the Blueberry River First Nations and looks forward to bringing her nation together in unity and prosperity by establishing a new era of transparency, accountability, and equal opportunity. She is bringing to the table innovation, determination, drive, and ambition to unite the community and plan for a bright, prosperous future for the community and its members now and for future generations.