Camilia Zoe-Chocolate, Dip. NRTP, BEd
Research and Policy Advisor
Camilia Zoe-Chocolate is a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, the daughter of the late Lucy and Johnny Zoe-Chocolate, and a proud mother to four children “Melanie, Katelynn, Christian and Noah”. She is fluent in her Indigenous Tłı̨chǫ language and was born and raised in the community of Behchokǫ̀, NT. She spent half of her childhood living on the land with her traditional parents who trapped and hunted for a living.
Camilia’s professional experiences includes work with Tłı̨chǫ Government, Dene Nation, Ecology North, Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, BHP Billiton and Diavik Diamond Mines. She has experience working in traditional, Indigenous knowledge and wildlife research. For past three summers she was a caribou researcher with the Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoèdee K’è Program (also known as the Boots on the Ground), and she served as a board member to “Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board” and “Wek’eezhi Land and Water Board”, and Arctic Council’s “Conservation Arctic Flora and Fauna” and “Sustainable Development Working Group” as a representative of the Arctic Athabaskan Council. Camilia graduated from the Natural Resource Technology Program at Aurora College and recently with a Bachelor of Education at Aurora College/University of Saskatchewan.
She loves drum dances, community feasts, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys camping, hiking,photography, collecting plants, and canoeing.