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First Peoples' Advisory Committee

The Board is supported by a 34-member Advisory Committee, with one representative for each of the First Nations language groups in B.C. Both Board and Advisory Committee members serve a term of two years.

Any B.C. First Nations individual who has demonstrated a commitment to their community as a knowledgeable and caring champion of First Nations language, heritage, arts and culture is an ideal applicant.

Suitable applicants have a thorough grounding in all aspects of culture associated with their language group and are prepared to support all the dialects within it.
You can apply to represent any of the language groups by completing an  APPLICATION FORM .

Positions that are currently occupied may become open shortly due to appointments being two-year terms.  Applications are kept on file and are reviewed as terms expire.

Role of the Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee acts as a bridge to First Nations communities and brings community-based ideas and issues to the attention of FPCC. Each member represents one of the 34 active First Nations language groups in B.C. Members meet once a year at FPCC’s AGM and may attend additional meetings, subject to available resources.

Advisory Committee members are listed below with the language group they represent.

Advisory Committee

Current Representative
Language Group
V A C A N T 1 Anishnaubemowin
Eagle Woman, Soft Singing Woman - Della Owens
2 ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin) (Cree)
Marlene Erickson 3 Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Laura Webb 4 Dane-Zaa (ᑕᓀ ᖚ)
V A C A N T 5 Danezāgé’ 
V A C A N T 6 Dene K’e
WILAT Sue Alfred 7 Nedut’en /  Wet'suwet'en
Edōsdi Judith Thompson
8 Tāłtān
V A C A N T 9 Tse’khene
V A C A N T 10 Tsilhqot’in
Sean Sheardown
11 Tutchone (Southern)
Kheiyaakw Louise Mason 12 Łingít
V A C A N T 13 Ktunaxa
V A C A N T 14 Éy7á7juuthem
Qwat'Xwa'maat Pearl Harris 15 Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
STOLȻEȽ John Elliott 16 SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke & CULTURAL ADVISOR
Niniwum Selapem Shain Jackson 17 She shashishalhem
Gary Johnston 18 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim
Mandy Na'zinek Jimmie
19 Nłeʔkepmxcín
mahuya Dr. Bill Cohen 20 Nsyilxcən 
Qwiq̓wíyt Núxwenxwst̓ye Diena Jules
21 Secwepemctsin
V A C A N T 22 St̓át̓imcets
V A C A N T 23 Nuxalk
Wii'nagum Ts'wingutt Jamie  Sterritt 24 Gitsenimx̱
Beverly Azak 25 Nisga'a 
V A C A N T 26 Ski:xs
Nts’i’i’ts K’aash Charlotte Guno
27 Sm̓algya̱x
Elsie Antuna
28 Diitiidʔaatx̣
Frances Brown 29 Hailhzaqvla
T'łalis Mike Willie 30 Kwak̓wala
č̓itapkʷʔeeʔuƛ Dr. Bernice Touchie 31 Nuučaan̓uɫ
V A C A N T 32 Oowekyala
V A C A N T 33 Xenaksialak̓ala / Xa'’islak̓ala
Jaskwaan Amanda Bedard
34 X̱aad Kil / X̱aaydaa Kil (Haida)
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