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Trilogy Metals appoints Willie Hensley to the Board of Directors

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Canadian metals exploration company Trilogy Metals Inc. has appointed William (‘Willie’) Iggiagruk Hensley to the company’s Board of Directors.

Hensley was born in Kotzebue, Alaska, attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and graduated with a degree in Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Hensley was elected to the House of Representatives after graduation and then served four full terms as Senator and two further terms through an appointment by Governor Steve Cowper. Willie Hensley was a founder of NANA, served for 20 years as a Director, became the Head of NANA Development Corporation and finally President of NANA Regional Corporation. He was a founder of the Alaska Federation of Natives and served as director, Executive Director, President and Co-Chair.

Hensley is currently serving as Chair of the First Alaskans Institute and is the Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.

Chairman of the Board of Directors at Trilogy Metals, Gerry McConnell said: “We are honoured and privileged to have Mr. Hensley serve on the company’s Board of Directors. His experience and insights will be invaluable to the company as we advance our projects in the Ambler mining district.” NANA President and CEO, Wayne Westlake said: “Willie Hensley was a founding member of NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., and has been a pivotal figure in Alaska…He led the movement that solidified Indigenous inclusion in projects on Alaska-Native owned lands, which has defined NANA’s model for responsible resource development. Willie will be an invaluable addition to the Trilogy board.”

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