Heavenly Father, we thank You for the experience and understanding MLA: Doug Donaldson brings to his position of MLA representing the people of Stikine. Give him a clear vision for how to make a positive difference for his constituents and establish his plans and goals according to Your will. Give him wisdom and understanding as he spends time with family and constituents over the summer. May he do what is good and acceptable in Your sight God. Bless him and his family with Your love, strength and guidance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Doug Donaldson was elected as MLA for Stikine in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013.
Doug serves as Opposition Critic for Aboriginal Relations.
Prior to becoming an MLA, Doug worked for Storytellers’ Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on community economic development in the region including local food action initiatives. His previous work in Stikine included jobs in forestry, tourism, education, communications and journalism. He has worked as a biologist with a forestry consulting business, as a reporter and columnist with a weekly newspaper, communications director with the Gitxsan Treaty Office, coordinator of the cultural tourism program at Northwest Community College, and instructor with the Gitxsan Wet’suwet’en Education Society. He has also owned and operated businesses in the B.C. Rockies.
Doug’s many years in the Northwest included living in Smithers and Telkwa before settling in Hazelton where he was a four-term municipal councillor. He has travelled extensively throughout the Stikine constituency which overlays the traditional territories of seven First Nations.
Doug is married and has two adult children. He enjoys skiing, hiking, running and tending to his chickens, turkeys, sheep and llamas. His formal education includes an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in journalism.