Government

logoCurrently, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation exercises governance under provisions of the Indian Act, but is working towards the reintroduction of a hereditary governing system. Currently, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation elects three officials to Chief and Council which is committed to upholding its obligation to its people to provide strong, accountable and effective governance.

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Chief Robert Chamberlin, Owadi

Title: Chief Councillor Tel: (250) 974-8282 Email: bobc@khfn.ca   Chief Robert Chamberlin was elected Chief Councillor of Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation in 2005. Since that time, he has been actively involved in the community’s comprehensive community planning process, undertaking major capital development projects and engaging in activities for nation strengthening. Currently, Chief Chamberlin also sits as Chair of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council and a serves on the Board of Directors for the Inter Tribal Health Authority. As the elected Vice-President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Chief Chamberlin takes an active role in the defense of Aboriginal Title and Rights and is committed to overcoming the challenges and impacts of fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago. Further, he frequently engages in lobby efforts at both the provincial and federal levels to ensure the protection of First Nations water rights and safe drinking water for our communities. As the Co-Chair of the First Nation Child Family and Wellness Council, Chief Chamberlin also works to address key issues facing First Nations children and families in British Columbia. Chief Chamberlin is the son of Stella Smith, brother to three siblings and grandson of Perlie Smith. In his free time, Chief Chamberlin enjoys spending time with his son, staying connected with new and emerging music and improving his overall fitness.   

 

 

Councillor Robert Scow

Title: Councillor Tel: (250) 974-8283   Email: rscow@khfn.ca  

 

 

 

 

Councillor Rick Johnson

Title: Councillor Tel: (250) 974-8288  Email: rjohnson@khfn.ca