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

Jim Harris

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.

Chair:
Council Executive Committee
Office of the ED

Co-Chair:
Cheque Signer

Councillor

Paul Andrew

Chair:
Child & Family Jurisdiction
Development Corporation Board (Sqewqel)

Co-Chair:
Health & Social Development

3rd:
Council Executive Committee
Office of the ED

Councillor

Alexis Grace

Chair:
Justice

Co-Chair:
Council Executive Committee
Office of the ED

3rd:
Inter-Governmental Affairs/Ab Rights & Title
Cheque Signer

Councillor

Willow Walker

Hello, my name is Willow Walker, I have lived and grown up in our beautiful Community, I graduated from Seabird Island Community School. My parents are Betty and Orville Walker, my Grandparents were Bertha *Birdie* and Stanley Peters.

First and foremost, I would like to thank Our Community Members for allowing me to take on this new position as Councillor. Also thank you to the staff and administration for being supportive as we take on these new roles in Chief and Council.

There have been a few meetings since we have taken on these roles, I have been listening and learning how the meetings are carried out, and my role as Councillor. I am looking forward to working within my portfolios and with our Seabird Island Members. I have also sat in on meetings outside of my Portfolios, as I am very interested in learning as much as I can on how everything runs and works.

With Covid restrictions lifted we are looking forward to seeing everyone, having gatherings, celebrations, and in person meetings. We need to come together as a Community, hear the problems and issues, find ways to help where its needed and work together, as a Community.  I’d like to encourage all Seabird Island members to come out to meetings, lets work together, and continue to build up and take care of our People and Community.

Chair:
Admin
Audit Committee
HR
IT
Finance
Sq’ep

Co-Chair:

3rd:
Infrastructure/Lands Committee
Mekw’xólhmet (Taxation & Land Governance)
Housing/Housing Committee
Operations and Maintenance
Fire Dept
Health & Social Development
Primary Care
Social Development
Justice Administrative Stats
Elders

Councillor

Marcia Peters (Marcie)

Éy Swayél, from Siyolwelh.  Her given name is Marcie Peters.

Marcie’s mother Stella Garner and Grandmother, Annie Garner were from Union Bar First Nation. She was raised by Tiny and Henry Pettis.

Marcie is a survivor of the St. Mary’s Residential School.

In her time on Council, she has brought to the table her experience and knowledge on housing matters, property management, and capital projects. Marcie is a Community Member who likes being involved with families helping in any way she can. She has been fortunate to have had cultural teachers in the community who taught her our protocols and traditional ways. This is ongoing learning.

In her free time Marcie goes to her ancestral home, wind drying and canning fish. Also, she takes pride in working in her yard and flower garden.

Chair:
Infrastructure/Lands Committee
Mekw’xólhmet (Taxation & Land Governance)
Housing/Housing Committee
Operations & Maintenance
Fire Dept.
Cheque Signer

Co-Chair:
Justice

3rd:
Administration Department/Audit Committee
HR
IT
Finance
Sq’ep
Development Corporation Board (Sqewqel)

Councillor

Rodney Peters

Chair:
Early Childhood

Co-Chair:
Inter-Governmental Affairs/Ab Rights & Title
Natural Resources
Forestry
Gravel
Fish & Wildlife
Policy Writer
Policy Analyst

3rd:
Education, K-12, Post Secondary, College
Employment Services
College Board
Education Committee
Justice

Councillor

Sally Hope

Chair:
Inter-Governmental Affairs/Ab Rights & Title
Natural Resources
Forestry
Gravel
Fish & Wildlife
Policy Writer
Policy Analyst

Co-Chair:
Administration Department/Audit Committee
HR
IT
Finance
Sq’ep
Development Corporation Board (Sqewqel)
Education, K-12, Post Secondary, College
Employment Services
College Board
Education Committee

3rd:

Councillor

Ashley Bobb

Chair:
Health & Social Development
Primary Care
Social Development
Justice Administrative Stats
Elders

Co-Chair:
Early Childhood
Infrastructure/Lands Committee
Mekw’xólhmet (Taxation & Land Governance)
Housing/Housing Committee
Operations & Maintenance
Fire Dept.

3rd:
Child & Family Jurisdiction

Councillor

Chaundine Fisher

Chair:
Education, K-12, Post Secondary, College
Employment Services
College Board
Education Committee

Co-Chair:
Child & Family Jurisdiction

3rd:
Early Childhood