About WLFN

We are T’exelcemc (Williams Lake Nation people), members of the Secwepemc Nation

The Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), or the T’exelcemc (people of WLFN) have belonged to the Secwepemc (or Shuswap) Nation for over 6500 years.

Today, the WLFN community includes a growing population of over 800 registered members who live on reserve in Sugar Cane, in nearby Williams Lake, BC, and across the globe. One of 17 Secwepemc nations forming Secwepemculecw, the greater stewardship land area extends from Shuswap Lake in the south, to Quesnel Lake in the north, and from Columbia-Kootenay Range in the east, to the Alexis Creek area in the west. Since time immemorial, our Kukpi7s (Chiefs) led a strong people, and they do so today. 

We are Culturally Centered, Future Focused.


Chief and Council

TERM: AUGUST 2018 – AUGUST 2022

CHIEF Willie Sellars
Email: willie.sellars@wlfn.ca

COUNCILLOR Shawna Philbrick
Email: shawna.philbrick@wlfn.ca

COUNCILLOR JoAnne Moiese
Email: joanne.moiese@wlfn.ca

TERM: AUGUST 2020 – AUGUST 2024

COUNCILLOR Chris Wycotte
Email: chris.wycotte@wlfn.ca

COUNCILLOR Rick Gilbert
Email: rick.gilbert@wlfn.ca

COUNCILLOR Shae Chelsea
Email: shae.chelsea@wlfn.ca


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