Esk'etemc Chief and Council

Chief & Council portfolios

Kukpi7 (Chief) Fred Robbins  - Economic Development, Lands & Resources

Councilor Francis Johnson Jr. - Lands & Resources, Economic Development
Councilor Kerry Bouchard-Chelsea  - Support Services, Operations & Maintenance
Councilor Francis (Frankie) Robbins - Health, Education
terms until 2022

Councilor James Paul - Property Management, Administration/Finance
Councilor Robert Johnson -Education, Support Services
Councilor Patricia Chelsea - Operations & Maintenance, Health
Councilor Joyce Johnson - Administration/Finance, Property Management
terms until 2020


photo by Casey Bennett

Esk'etemc Council members are under the leadership of the Chief and are the governing body of Esk'etemc.  As such they are responsible to Esk'etemc members to develop policies and programs to improve the quality of life of the individual and collective membership.

The Esk'etemc Chief is the primary elected representative of Esk'etemc membership.  The Chief is the senior member of Esk'etemc Council and attends all meetings.  The Chief is the community's representative in all relations and negotiations with all official groups having dealings with Esk'etemc.

Please click the following link to review the Custom Election Code.  CEC-Custom Election Code (PDF Format).

Esk'etemc has both elected Chief and Council under the Indian Act, as well as the Traditional Governance system (Yucwemintem re Tmicws re Esk'etemc)