Chief & Council

Chief and Council operate under a portfolio system in order to provide effective services to membership. Portfolio holders report their work to the Chief and Council on a regular basis. To reduce the risk of political interference in the Department management, portfolio holders do not get involved in the day to day activities of the department. Portfolios include all areas of the government including: Rights and Title, Culture and Recreation, Health, Education, Lands, Housing, Forestry, Economic Development and Administration. Each department has a portfolio lead and alternate assigned.

Meeting the Council

Community Members wishing to meet with council are asked to fill out a Request Form located on our Forms and Documents page

Contact the shíshálh Nation
hiwus Warren Paull

wpaull@secheltnation.net

Chief Henry Warren Paull is the son of Henry and Ruby Paull. Ruby Paul was born Ruby Clair Simptson at Port Simpson BC, a member of the Lax Kw’alaams, Gibuu (wolf) clan. His shíshálh heritage is the stalashen (killer whale) and huham (frog) clans from twankw and Narrows Inlet. Warren is a retired supervisor from Lehigh Material, one of the largest gravel operations in North America; he has 25 years’ experience in the mining industry.

He served as a council member for the shíshálh Nation for 12 years and served two terms as representative on the Sunshine Coast Regional District board of Directors. He served on the shíshálh Housing Authority and as chair of the Trustees Committee. He was a board member of the Tsain-ko Board of Directors (economic development arm of the shíshálh Nation). In 2017 he was elected to serve as Chief, following his father Henry and paternal Grandfather Daniel and a long line of hereditary chiefs in his family.

Councillor Cory August

coreyaugust@secheltnation.net

Corey is the son of Alvin Lee August and Cynthia August (nee Joe). His maternal Grandparents were Alfred August and Emma Eliza August (nee Paul). His paternal Grandparents were Gilbert Joe and Yvonne Joe (nee Shields). Corey is from the bear clan on his father’s side at tsunay and the grizzly bear clan from xenichen on his mother’s side. Corey was elected to the shíshálh Nation Council in February 2017. Before that he served on the Housing Trust for five years. He also worked in the shíshálh Nation Education Department for nine years and at the recycling depot for 10 years.

He is married to Amber August (nee Bartlett) and they have two children, Azalee August and Aiden August. He also has three children with his previous partner Mary Joseph—Cody, Darian and Cobi August.

Councillor Alvina Paul

alvinapaul@secheltnation.net

Alvina Elaine Paul is the daughter of Lucy Joe and Anthony Paul. She has been married to Ryan Paul for more than 28 years and together they have raised three children, Jamel, Tyrell and Maryah. She comes from a banking background, having worked 16 years at three different financial institutions. Alvina has also worked for the shíshálh Nation in a variety of roles such as administrative assistant in Public Works/SIGD and she was the Career & Employment training coordinator.

Alvina was elected to council in February 2017.

Councillor Selina August

saugust@secheltnation.net

Selina is the daughter of Elain August and the late Billy August; her grandparents were Johnny Joe and Madeline Dixon. Her family is from xenichen and tsunay and her paternal Grandfather is from Tsimshian. She has two childen, Taneale and Troy who are half shíshálh and half Squamish.

She has a strong interest in culture and was inititated in the Capilano Longhouse for winter spirit dancing; although seasonal, the drumming and singing is medicine for her. She also enjoys kayaking. Prior to be elected as councillor in 2017, she served on the Housing Trust for five years and worked for the Nation for more than 10 years as the Administration Director, Council Executive Secretary and in the Lands Department.

Councillor Keith Julius

kjulius@secheltnation.net

Councillor Keith Julius is the son of Dolores Joe and Alex Sinclair (of the Cree Nation, Winnipeg). He was raised by his grandparents Ernie and Mary Martha Joe (nee August). He has five sisters and three brothers. His shíshálh name is titoya, given to him by the late Basil Ledally. Keith is happily married to Leah Julius for more than 20 years and they have been together for more than 35 years. He has five children, daughters Angie and Corinna and sons Keith, Darryl and Trevor. Keith is an avid sports fan and he has coached a number of shíshálh sports teams including soccer and hockey.

Keith was elected to council in February 2017.