Vision and Mission Statements


Creating a Healthy, Safe, Vibrant and Prosperous community for our children.

Mission Statement

The Gitsegukla band council will demonstrate honesty, trust and respect in providing responsible governance. We will maintain our traditions, culture and language, and we will create opportunities that will foster a healthy, safe and vibrant community. This will be the foundation for our future generations’ well-being.

Chief and Council

The council is an elected body responsible for the administration of programs and services with the help of small number of paid staff.  Programs including housing, health, education, environmental issues and cultural events. Additional responsibilities of the council include participation in consultation and negotiations regarding land, title, treaty and other legal matters related to the traditional territory, rights and resources of the First Nation.  Council is also responsible for the conduct and oversight for resource and infrastructure development, business development opportunities, partnerships and sustainability activities.

The Council is made up of an Elected Chief, Deputy Chief, and eight Council members.  Current Council is below.

Chief & Council Staff

Willie Blackwater

Jennifer Howard

Roxanne Alexcee

Victoria Russell

Brian Wesley

Noel Argueta

Morris Williams

Arthur Sampare

Darlene Russell

Council Meetings and Events

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Council Minutes and Agendas

Listed below are the agendas and minutes from band council meetings.