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Chief & Council

The role of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation Council is to serve the community through strong, transparent and accountable leadership. Council is made up of eight members: the Chief and seven Councilors. Chief and Council work to deliver effective and efficient programs, businesses and services while respecting our Nation’s culture and traditions.

Council members serve four-year terms. They are elected on a staggered basis, i.e., four are elected every two years.

Chief Christopher Roberts

1st Term on Council

Elected Councillor: Feb 2017

Elected Chief Councillor: Apr 2018 (by-election)

Current Term Ends: Jan 2019

Portfolios:

  • Governance
  • Treaty
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
ChrisRoberts@WeiWaiKum.ca

Dean Drake

5th Term on Council (elected in by-election)

Elected Councillor: Jun 2018

Current Term Ends: Jan 2020

Portfolios:

  • Public Security
  • Food Gathering and Distribution 
  • Alternate for Housing and Economic Development
deandrake@weiwaikum.ca

Marian Atkinson

4th Term on Council

Elected Councillor: Feb 2017

Current Term Ends: Jan 2021

Portfolios:

  • Elders
  • Health 
  • Alternate for Economic Development
MarianAtkinson@WeiWaiKum.ca

Christopher Drake

1st Term on Council (elected in by-election)

Elected Councillor: Sep 2017

Current Term Ends: Jan 2021

Portfolios:

  • Social and Recreation
  • Capital Projects 
  • Alternate for Land Code and Management, Governance and Economic Development

 

chrisdrake@weiwaikum.ca

Shelly Haunch

1st Term on Council

Elected Councillor: Feb 2015

Current Term Ends: Jan 2019

Portfolios:

  • Housing
  • Community Services
  • Alternate for Health, Fisheries and Economic Development
ShellyHaunch@WeiWaiKum.ca

Tony Roberts Jr.

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Elected Councillor: Feb 2017

Current Term Ends: Jan 2021

Portfolios:

  • Fisheries
  • Land Code and Management 
  • Alternate for Social and Recreation, Language and Culture, Treaty and Economic Development
TonyRoberts@WeiWaiKum.ca

Curtis Wilson

4th Term on Council

Elected Councillor: Feb 2015

Current Term Ends: Jan 2019

Portfolios:

  • Education
  • Language and Culture 
  • Alternate for Economic Development
CurtisWilson@WeiWaiKum.ca