With an eagle flying over and waves crashing on the beach, the 2019-2023 Executive Council was sworn in on Thursday, June 20 in a ceremony at Kiix̣in National Historic Site.
Robert J. Dennis was sworn in as Chief Councillor, returning for his second consecutive term on Executive Council. He was Chief Councillor for the past four years, but prior to that he took one term off. He has more than 30 years of experience on council, serving both as a councillor and chief.
John Jack is returning for his fourth term as an elected councillor, after receiving the highest number of votes of the councillor candidates in the election. Trevor Cootes and Connie Waddell return for their second term as elected members of the executive council.
This Executive Council has two new member, Charlie Clappis and Edward R. Johnson. Charlie Clappis has previously served as a councillor between 2010-2014.
Following a traditional brushing by Cory Howard Sr. and a prayer and welcoming by Wišqii, Tayii Ḥaw̓ił ƛiišin (Derek Peters) joined the elected council and together they swore the Oath of Office.
The next step will be assigning portfolios, which will take place at the Executive Council meeting on June 27, in Anacla.