Chief Councillor: Nicole Rempel

Hegus (Chief) Nicole Rempel is a member of the K’omoks First Nation and was re-elected January 6th 2019 to serve another two year term on K’omoks Council.  As a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Peoples Resource Management program as well as being a Certified Lands Manager Canada wide, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the area of Lands and Resources as well as Communications. Nicole developed the Land Code for K’omoks, which has since become a precedent setting Land Code in the Court system of Canada.

Nicole has worked on, and is passionate about language initiatives for K’omoks and is working to unite our sister nations (Tla’amin, Homalco and Klahoose) in the area of our shared language- Ayejuthem (Comox language). Our rich history and cultures are something she is passionate about and continuing to work on repatriation of our ancestral remains and artifacts is of keen interest as well.

Nicole holds the Economic Development, Lands and Resources, Treaty, Housing and Language portfolios on KFN Council. Nicole brings her work experience and passion for the lands, environment, culture, elders and youth of K’omoks to these portfolios and looks forward to continuing her role on Council to build a better future for our youth, and more opportunities for today. In addition, she sits on the Boards of both Nanwakolas and Atlegay, as well participating on the water committee and other initiatives with the CVRD. Nicole also sits on the K’omoks First Nation Lands committee, Housing committee and Finance Committees as a non-voting member. Nicole is a member of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and attends all UBCIC meetings as well as the Assembly of First Nations, and BC Assembly of First Nations.

Nicole resides on reserve with her husband Jeremy, and her two children, Jonathan and Jennifer. Nicole is a practicing cedar weaver, dancer and Tribal Journey veteran who is passionate about canoe culture along our coast, and is always looking at more ways to incorporate culture into her daily life.

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