Advisory Committee

About Us

The Board is supported by a 34-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 and 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.

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

Current RepresentativeLanguage Group
VacantAnishnaubemowin (Salteau)
Eagle Woman, Soft Singing Woman – Della Owensᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin) (Cree)
Marlene EricksonDakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Laura WebbDane-Zaa (ᑕᓀ ᖚ)
Liz LoganDene K’e
VacantNedut’en / Wet’suwet’en
Amelia McCookTse’khene
Khâsha Stephan ReidTutchone (Southern)
Kheiyaakw Louise MasonŁingít
Violet BirdstoneKtunaxa
Sqwayeten Cheryl GabrielHul’q’umi’num’ / Halq’eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
STOLȻEȽ John ElliottSENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke & Cultural Advisor
VacantShe shashishalhem
Carla GeorgeSḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim
Mandy Na’zinek JimmieNłeʔkepmxcín
Charlotte StringhamNsyilxcən
Kiaya TallioNuxalk
Yvonne LattiGitsenimx̱ [Gitx’san]
Miilugum-Ganaaw’ Gail TaitNisga’a
Cynthia BohnSm̓algya̱x
Frances BrownHailhzaqvla
Dr. Bernice č̓itapkʷʔeeʔuƛ TouchieNuučaan̓uɫ
Nuwagawa Terry Reid Oowekyala
VacantXenaksialak̓ala / Xa’’islak̓ala (In regulations as: àenaksialaÇala / àa’islaÇala)
VacantX̱aad Kil / X̱aaydaa Kil (Haida)

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.

Program Contact

Claudine Buffalo

For more information, please contact Claudine Buffalo.