Chief & Council
Seabird Island is governed by an elected Chief and a eight person Council that share the responsibility of representing the organization at all government levels as well as to other groups, ensuring a strong united voice for Seabird Island locally, provincially and nationally, with specific emphasis and involvement with Stō:ló Tribal Council, First Nation Summit and the Assembly of First Nations.
Over the past 140 years, the Seabird Island Band has grown tremendously to create a strengthened community for our First Nation people. Our Directors, with the support of our leadership, have implemented several initiatives that brought about social change. The changes have helped the Seabird Island Band in its metamorphosis from a small First Nation Band into a successful, prominent organization.
The Seabird Island Band has always had a simple but profound purpose, to walk hand-in-hand with our people and with our partner Bands to confront the social and economic challenges that First Nations people are faced with. We work to create opportunities for economic growth by encouraging First Nations entrepreneurs and by supporting our Band Members as they complete their education goals both on and off-reserve. We strive to improve the health and well-being of our people, starting at birth and lasting throughout life.
The Seabird Island Band’s journey is still ongoing. The return to self-government is fundamental to Nation building. Through managing the administration of our land, resources and related programs and policies, as our ancestors once did, we will build a stronger, healthier community and empower future generations.
Chief & Council Communal Oath of Office
Apr 23, 2020
In the past I was a Council Member for 18 years from 1999 till 2017 when the new election code came into place. For a number of those years I was part of the Council’s executive committee.
I would also like to keep up the work with all levels of non First Nation governments. This needs to be done to have and keep good relations with them. We need to make sure these governments include all the surrounding First Nations councils and their membership.
Administration Department/ Audit Committee
Council Executive Committee
Child & Family Services
Aboriginal Rights & Title
Health & Social Development
Lands & Government Affairs