Deanna Hamilton is honoured today for her initiatives in the fields of First Nations governance, finance, and property tax. She was responsible for establishing the Westbank First Nation’s property tax program, a system that has become a model for First Nations across Canada. Deanna was instrumental in the development of the First Nations’ Finance Authority and was its first President and CEO. This initiative supports the financial stability of First Nations communities. She served as a Councillor of the Westbank First Nation, was a board member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, a director of All Nation’s Trust Company and the BC Assessment Authority. Deanna is a leader, a visionary and a mentor and we recognize today her strength and integrity.