Mr. Bobby Clark, Laax Yee, Wilps Duuk’ – Gitwilnaak’il
Mr. Clark represents Laxgalts’ap Village Government.
Mr. Clark is currently the Communications and Emergency Program Manager for Nisga’a Lisims Government. His focus on education and community service is evident in his career as a volunteer in Canada’s National Youth Volunteer Corps, Katimavik, serving as Clerk-to-Council for Laxgalts’ap Village Government, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Ottawa, and the Correctional Service of Canada, Ottawa. Equally matched has been Mr. Clark’s focus on post-secondary education after graduating from Nisga’a Elementary Secondary School in 1999 he attended Capilano University and University of Ottawa. In 2014, Mr. Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Arts: First Nations Studies from Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute and the University of Northern British Columbia.
Mr. Clark’s Nisga’a name is Laax Yee, literally meaning ’to walk back and forth’ – a name gifted to him by his late paternal uncle Dr. Bert McKay inspired by a childhood memory of Bobby going back and forth to his two grandmothers whenever he was mad at one or the other. It was also attributed to his likeness of travelling, seeing the outside world, but always returning home. Mr. Clark has travelled extensively and returned to the Nass Valley in 2005 to work for Nisga’a Lisims Government.