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.
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Bonnie Leonard is a member of the Tk’emlups Indian Band who served her community as Chief from 2000 to 2003. A graduate of the University of Victoria (1997), Bonnie holds an LLB. She has many years of experience providing legal services to the people of Kamloops and surrounding areas. An entrepreneur, Bonnie currently manages a number of corporate enterprises and economic development ventures.
Bonnie began at SNTC as Director, Aboriginal Rights and Title in 2004. In this position, she developed strategic approaches and implementation plans to advance the recognition of aboriginal title and rights issues of Secwepemc people and the Nation.
In May, 2009, Bonnie was appointed Acting Tribal Director. Her work in that position has been guided by three key themes: supporting the Council of Chiefs through effective implementation of their initiatives; providing accountability to community members, Councilors and Chiefs through comprehensive reporting and timely updates; and creating opportunity.
The Council of Chiefs appointed Bonnie as Tribal Director in January, 2010.
Veronica Leonard is a member of the Tk’emlups Indian Band and has been with the Tribal Council since 2000. She provides administrative support to the Tribal Director, Chairperson, and the Chiefs. Veronica is responsible for coordinating and recording monthly Chief and Council meetings and supervising reception. She believes that active living is an important part of everyday life and is integral to overall mental and physical wellbeing.
Debby receives any incoming communication and visitors to the office in a friendly and efficient manner. She offers clerical support to all of our departments and is responsible for maintaining office supplies and all boardroom bookings. Debby is a member of the Tk'emlups Indian Band and is a proud mother of one.