Ms. Celeste Haldane was elected Commissioner for a third two-year term by the First Nations Summit in February 2015. She is currently the Acting Chief Commissioner.
Celeste is a practising lawyer and holds an LL.M. in Constitutional Law from Osgoode Hall Law School [York University], and an LL.B. and B.A. from The University of British Columbia. In 2015, she began her Doctorate at UBC in Anthropology & Law.
She is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Indigenous Bar Association, a 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference alumni, and was appointed by the provincial government to serve on the Legal Services Society Board of Directors.
Celeste is a member of the Sparrow family from Musqueam and is Tsimshian through Metlakatla. She previously served as the Chair of the Musqueam Land Code Committee, a member of the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, the Housing & Capital Committee, and the Matrimonial Real Property Committee.
Celeste is the proud mother of three and grandmother of two.