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Beverly Sellars


Beverly Sellars

Bev Sellars, B.A., LL.B. is a former Chief of the Xat’sull First Nation (1987-1993 and 2009-2015). She was the Secwepemc representative for the 1990s Cariboo Chilcotin Justice Inquiry. She served as a community advisor for the BC Treaty Commission and has spoken out on racism and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resources exploitation. They Called Me Number One is a memoir of her childhood experience in the Indian residential school system published by Talonbooks in 2013. The book won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness, was shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival, published in 2016 looks at the history of Canada from an Indigenous perspective. Bev is a member of the First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining.

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