The Regional Director, First Nations acts as a voting member of the Board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies, strategic direction and budget for the governance of ARNBC. Collectively with the President, President-Elect, Directors at Large and Regional Directors, they provide direction to, and monitor the work of, the Executive Director.
The Regional Director, First Nations liaises between the Board and all B.C. registered nurses and nurse practitioners, with a particular focus on Aboriginal health and nursing. Although the Regional Director, First Nations is focused on Aboriginal issues and trends, they still have an obligation to serve the entire membership. The Regional Director, First Nations must be an Aboriginal Nurse (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).