Tribal Chief

Shane Gottfriedson is an iron worker by trade with a Business Certification from the University of British Columbia and is currently serving his ninth year as Chief of the Tk’emlups Indian Band. He resides in Kamloops with his family. He is a father to five children and grandfather of one. Shane is a strong believer in culture, customs and traditions and values his family and community first.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of advancing collective and unified approaches to Nation issues. Secwepemc traditional values and culture will be my grounding principles for advancing the interests of our 9 Secwepemc Bands and I look forward to the challenge.”

“I also look forward to reaching out to government and industry on behalf of our communities to engage in discussions and partnerships that are designed to strategically implement the reconciliation objectives of our communities.”

There are many challenges that we have faced and there are many more challenges to reach our goals. If we continue to work together for the common good of the Nation we will achieve great things for many generations.

In the spirit of friendships and families, Kukstsemc!

For more information contact:
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council,
Chief S. Gottfriedson, Tribal Chief
Phone: 250-318-8527

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