Chief Roger William

Chief Roger William is the Plaintiff in the Tŝilhqot’in Rights and Title case. Born at Naghataneqed in Xeni, he is from the Bulyan family and is the great-great-grandson of Warrior Qaq’ez, older brother of Warrior Chief Lhats’assʔin. Roger served his community, Xeni Gwet’in, for six terms as Chief and three terms as Councillor. He did rodeo bull riding for fifteen years, mountain-raced for thirty-two years, was Overall Bull Riding Champion in 1993, and won the King of the Hill Mountain Race Championship in 2012 and 2013. In recognition of his twenty-five-year contribution to the Title case, Chief William was awarded an honorary LL.D. by the University of Northern British Columbia in 2015.