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 graduated from the University of Victoria law school in 1996 and was called to the bar in 1997. She worked as legal counsel in the community of Kamloops for several years prior to taking on the full-time role as Chief of the Kamloops Indian Band for a three year term. Bonnie came to work at the SNTC office as the Director of Aboriginal Rights and Title in 2004 and in 2010 became the Tribal Director. As Tribal Director, Bonnie manages the administrative affairs of the Tribal Council including implementation of policy and decisions of the Chiefs. Reporting directly to the Tribal Chairperson, Bonnie is responsible for budget development and monitoring of revenue and expenses as well as all human resource matters within the SNTC offices. Bonnie uses her years of legal and political experience to advise the Council of Chiefs on matters pertaining to strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and contract administration.
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.