Nuxalk Nation

Way kamalh kw’alhtnim wa suuncw ats, p’iixlalayctimut-s ti qnklsytilh t’ayc ala snuxyals wa skulhaltwas; ska sisuuncwalh t’axw alhtxw.

Administration

Under the direction of Chief and Council, Nuxalk Administration is responsible for the guidance and management and of the Nation's on-reserve programs and services.
Charles Nelson
Chief Administration Officer
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Culture & Language

The Nuxalk Culture Department exercises our inherent rights and responsibilities as Nuxalkmc. As part of the Nuxalk Government, we are committed to protecting and incorporating Nuxalk culture into our ancestral and current governance structure. The Culture Department works respectfully and collaboratively with Nuxalk leadership and staff, community members and other aligned parties and networks. We provide traditional Nuxalk knowledge, language and understanding to support all departments in their planning, execution, and governance. We guide culturally appropriate policies and decision-making processes within our Nuxalk Government so that they reflect Nuxalk traditional law, values, principles, and cultural goals.
Dr. Clyde Tallio
Director of Culture & Language
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Health

The Nuxalk Nation Health Department supports the delivery of a variety of healthcare services on-reserve including dental, optometry, audiology, and home care. The First Nations Health Authority, with an office located in Nuxalk Health, provides clinical and client care, home and community care, and communicable disease control through their community health nurse.
Our Team
Kirsten Milton
Health Director
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Glenda Phillips (RN)
Home and Community Care Manager
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Marietta Hans
CHR
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Jeannette Apps
Restorative Justice
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Faye Edgar
Cultural Liaison
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Terri Siwallace
Health Assistant
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Crystal Legault
Patient Travel Assistant
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Mavis Walkus
Patient Travel Coordinator
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Sophie Mack
FNHA Community Health Nurse
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Allison Pootlass
Nuxalk LPN
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Phyllis George
Nuxalk LPN
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Levina Bolton
Health Receptionist
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Bonnie Cahoose
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Nathan Clellamin
Peer Support Home Care Worker
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Carrie Turchinetz
Home Care Peer Support Worker
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Nuslhiixwta
Antoinette Hans
Program Manager
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 203
Elizabeth Howard
Nutrition & Lactation Consultant
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 207
Christopher Haller
Family Support Worker (FSW)
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 205
Katrine Tallio
Aboriginal Infant Development (AIDP) Consultant
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 206
Marie Schooner
Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Consultant
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 201
Carmen Hans
Speech and Language Assistant/Cultural Coordinator
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 200
Cheyenne Tweedie
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Key Worker 
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Ph: 250 799 5914 ext. 205
Agnes Edgar
Family Support Worker 2
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Ph: 250 799 5914

Wellness

The Nuxalk Nation Wellness Department provides outreach services for those struggling with mental health issues, trauma, and drug and alcohol addiction through peer counselling, land-based healing, and Nuxalk cultural practices and protocols. Nuxalk Wellness provides support for families navigating the provincial child welfare system, as well as mental health, culture and recreation services for children and youth, and is currently incorporating wrap-around support services into its delivery model.
Our Team
Rhonda Schooner Sandoval
Land Based Healing 
Cultural Support Worker
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Bill Tallio
Land Based Healing Planner 
and Mental Wellness Manager
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Vanessa Hans
Cultural Support Work
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Glenn Clellamin
Land Based Healing Peer Support Worker
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Eric Hunt
Drug and Alcohol Peer Support Worker
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Maddison Mack
Youth Coordination
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Peter Snow
Case Manager
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Kelly Milton
Recreation Manager
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Brad Dennis
Counsellor (contract)
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Cheyenne Andy
ESART Coordinator
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Marlene King
Wellness Assistant
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Tasha Hans
Family Support Worker
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Clean Energy

The Nuxalk Nation Clean Energy Department is committed to reducing diesel consumption, improving energy efficiency, and reducing the community’s energy expenses in Nuxalk territory. The department is responsible for projects relating to run-of-the river hydroelectricity, solar installation, and community education and engagement.
Our Team
Terry Webber
Director of Clean Energy
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Elijah Mecham
Project Manager
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Braden Tallio
EnerGuide Assessor
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Asset and Property Management

The Nuxalk Nation Asset and Property Management Department is responsible for Nation-owned community infrastructure and maintenance of on-reserve housing stock. The departments support one another on shared initiatives, but each is responsible for its own policies and future planning.
Our Team
Courtney Elliott
Property manager
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Rita Svisdahl
Housing Assistant
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Timothy Hans
Asset manager
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Stewardship

As the sovereign caretakers of our ancestral territories, the Nuxalk Stewardship Office takes direction from elected and ancestral Nuxalk leadership to fulfil their roles as stewards of our lands and waters. The Stewardship Office functions independently from Nuxalk Administration and, working closely with Statatlmc and using a consent-based decision-making process, supports Culture and Ancestral Governance, the Marine Use Department, Lands Management, the Coastal Guardians, and Nuxalk Fisheries and Wildlife.
Our Team
Wally Webber
Stewardship Director
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Rhonda Morton
Stewardship Office Assistant
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Jason Moody
Fisheries and Wildlife Lab Project Supervisor
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Christopher Nelson
Marine Use Coordinator
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Jacob Gascoyne
Ancestral Governance
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Kimbaya Carriere
Marine Manager
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Vacant
National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Community Coordinator
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Iris Siwallace
Ancestral Governance
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Ian Pootlass
Land Manager
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Taylor Fraser
Referrals
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Nuxalk Nation Guardians
Ernie Tallio
Guardian Manager
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John Sampson
Guardian Technician
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Roger Harris
Guardian Technician
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Charles Saunders
Guardian Technician
Clayton Walkus
Guardian Technician
Delaney Mack
Guardian Technician
Gerome White
Guardian Technician
Blair Hans
Guardian Technician

IT Department

The Information Technology (IT) Department is responsible for the implementation, management and security of the Nation’s digital information and infrastructure. This department also supports the Nation’s newest partnership, a joint company formed with CityWest to deliver high-speed fibre-optic internet to the Bella Coola Valley and is committed to bringing digital equity to our community.
Our Team
Joseph Nash
Director of IT and Project Management
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Cheyenne Anderson
Service Desk Technician
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Jerrel Nelson
Engagement Ambassador
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Vacant
GIS Mapping Technician
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