Member Services

Staff at the Akisqnuk First Nation strive to offer top-quality programs and services for the Akisqnuk community. The Akisqnuk First Nation administration is headquartered in two buildings: The Akisqnuk First Nation Administration Office and the Akisqnuk First Nation Health Centre.

For a list of upcoming events see the community calendar.

With overall direction provided by the Senior Administrative Officer, band staff provides education, health, housing, social development, infrastructure, and other services to band members. For a complete listing see below.

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed over the noon hour.

Most staff can be reached at the administration office, (250) 342-6301 while health staff are available at the health centre, (250) 342-6379.

Staff can be reached directly by email:

Senior Administrative Officer (head of band administration): Stephen Olson,

Junior Administrative Officer: Lorne Shovar, 

Senior Financial Officer (head of finance department), Taxation Administrator: Kristi Kowalski,

Council Administrative Assistant (Member contact to have item added to council agenda) : Yvonne Armstrong,

Community Health Manager (coordinates Health Centre programs): Patsy Nicholas,

Economic Development Officer (can assist Members with their economic development initiatives) : Heather Rennebohm,

Community Facilities Manager (an emergency contact): Allan Nicholas,

Education Manager (elementary, secondary, post-secondary):  Stephanie Sam,

Community Development Advocate (helps community members that may not know who to contact or where to turn): Richard Muir,

Housing Manager (housing development, rentals): Stella Sam,

Indian Registry Administrator (status cards, band membership questions): Gayle Michel,

Lands Manager (land code, forestry): Adrian Bergles,

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8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, Closed over the noon hour

Administration address: 3050 Highway 93/95, Windermere, B.C., V0B 2L2

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