Advisory Committee

About Us

The Board is supported by a 36-member Advisory Committee, with one representative from each of the First Nations language groups in B.C. Members have an opportunity to participate in province-wide networking and share their expertise while learning from others in an open and collaborative environment.

The Advisory Committee acts as a bridge to First Nations communities and brings community-based ideas and issues to the attention of FPCC and in turn advises communities on FPCC programs, research and advocacy.

Members meet once a year at FPCC’s AGM and may attend additional meetings, subject to available resources. If you are interested in joining please see the information at the bottom of the page.

What makes a great advisory committee member?

What makes a great advisory committee member?
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 would be an ideal applicant for the Advisory Committee.

Suitable applicants should have a thorough understanding in all aspects of culture associated with their language group and should be prepared to support all the dialects within it.

How to Apply

You can apply to represent any of the language groups by completing the 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.

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

Current RepresentativeLanguage Group
VacantCree / Nēhiyawēwin
Eleanor NooskiDakelh
Laura WebbDane-Ẕaa
VacantDene Kʼe
Gwininitxw Yvonne LattieGitsenimx̱ (Gitx’san)
Hḷagṃ̓ iɫ Frances D. BrownHaíłzaqvḷa
Sqwayeten Cheryl GabrielHulʼqʼumiʼnumʼ / Halqʼeméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Denise BirdstoneKtunaxa
Sara ChildKwak̕wala
Kheiyaakw Louise MasonLingít
Carla LewisNedut’en / Witsuwit’en
Miilugum-g̱anaaw’ Gail TaitNisg̱a’a
Sofia Terbasket FunmakerNsyilxcən
Dawn Foxcroftnuučaan̓uɫ
Kiaya TallioNuxalk
Jessie Recalmapentl’ach
VacantSENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
Vacantshe shashishalhem
Kwiteluti i Kwelaw’ikw Carla GeorgeSḵwxwú7mesh sníchim
Cynthia BohnSm’algya̱x
Khâsha Stephen ReidSouthern Tutchone
Laura GrizzlypawsSt̓át̓imcets
Tanya LouieTāłtān
Grant AlphonseTsilhqot’in
Melody GravelleX̱aad Kil / X̱aayda Kil
VacantX̄enaksialak̓ala / X̄aʼislak̓ala

Program Contact

Claudine Buffalo

Claudine is a proud member of the Treaty 6 territory. Originally from the Samson Cree Nation, Claudine gained extensive experience serving her Leadership for over 10 years.