Chief & Council (Kukpi7 & Tkwamipla7) Term 2018-2022

Kukpi7 Wayne M. Christian

Tkwamipla7 Edna Felix

Waytk ra skwast Tkwamipla7 Edna Felix. This is my 2nd term as Splatsin Councillor. My portfolio includes Language/Culture and Human & Social Services. I was born, and raised for nine years, at Invermere, BC. I then moved to Splatsin and have been here since the age of nine. I was married for over 30 years to Casimir Felix, until his passing in 2011. I have three beautiful daughters and one deceased son I have seven grandchildren. Food sovereignty & sustainability, along with fresh water are major concerns for Splatsin. Being open and transparent is a must because we as council don’t like to waste people’s time. I’m a person who likes to see action done and positive solutions. Main focus is to ensure that the best interest of Splatsin band members remain the focus. As one of the leaders, it is my responsibility to do due diligence for those yet unborn and follow the footsteps our ancestors have guided us to follow. Together as a team, Chief and Council will be working to the best of their knowledge and ability to honour this trust Splatsin has entrusted unto us. Four years is a long commitment that we have all taken seriously and are working to make positive change, to keep moving forward. I’m very grateful for the support of Splatsin, for their support and trust in the Leadership they voted into office to represent them.

Kukstsamc Tkwamipla7 Edna Felix

Tkwamipla7 Doug Thomas

Doug was born at the Enderby hospital in 1964. Although most years were spent living elsewhere, Enderby was always considered HOME. During his schooling (mainly in the US), Doug was involved in many sports: baseball, football, karate, soccer, and wrestling. The year of 1982 was one of celebration for graduating high school at A.L. Fortune. At the age of 20, Doug moved to the coast to complete a diploma program in business. He pursued a career in Information Technology and landed a job at a Fortune 500 company (Tech Data Canada).  After 28.5 years involved in multiple IT projects and total 31 years in the industry, he was elected as Councillor.  A very community minded person, Doug considers himself very fortunate to be chosen to represent the Splatsin people. He is very excited about the possibilities and willing to share from his vast experience in the business world.

 

Tkwampila7 Shawn Tronson

Tkwamipla7 George William

Councillor George William has been on Council, on and off, over the past 20 years.

George was born in Armstrong, BC on May 21, 1956. He married Bev in 1975. They have three Children Mike, Tina and Randy and 11 grandchildren.

It is my expectation that we will deliver real results and ensure that we have a strong focus on results. We need to align our resources with priorities, to get the results, we want and Splatsin members deserve. We have also committed to set the bar higher for openness and transparency in government.  It is time to shine more light on Chief & Council to ensure it remains focused on the members it serves. If we want members to trust their government, we need a government that trusts its government. It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Splatsin members do not expect us to be perfect. They expect us to be honest, open and sincere in our efforts to serve all the members’ interest.

I am deeply grateful to have this opportunity to serve as one of your council members as we build an even greater community in the next four years. Together, we as Chief & Council will be working tirelessly to honour the trust Splatsin members have given us.

Sincerely,

George William Councillor for Splatsin Contact number  (250)306-0104 Email: [email protected]

Boards chaired or attended by George William:

Splatsin Stsmamlt Services (Child Welfare Program) All Nations Trust Township of Spallumcheen Monashee Community Forest License Elders Council representative RCMP Community Consultative Group Jules Wilson Litigation First Nation Finance Authority Community Comprehensive Planning plus the Sexqeltkemc te Secwepemc Lakes Division

Tkwamipla7 Theresa William

Council Board Appointments

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, First Nation Education Steering Committee, University of BC, Okanagan College, BC Assembly of First Nations, Enderby Chamber of Commerce, City of Enderby Joint Council, City of Enderby Working Group, District of Sicamous, All Nations Trust, First Nations Finance Authority,Township of Spallumcheen, Falkland,North Okanagan & Columbia Shuswap Regional Districts, Sexqeltkemc Enterprises Inc, Community Futures, Restorative Justice, Secwepemc Reconciliation Framework Committees, Sexqeltkemc to Secwepemc Lakes Division, Monashee Community Forest, Assembly of First Nations, Tsm7akasaltn Daycare, Splatsin Development Corporation, First Nation's Health Council, Secwepemc Health Caucus

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