Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council supports its member nations in realizing their efforts towards self-reliance, self-governance, connection to culture, and quality of life now and for future generations.
NmTC Board of Directors
Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of one representative of Chief and Council from each of the eleven member nations. The duties of the Board are to advise, govern, and oversee policy and direction. Board members also assist with the leadership and general promotion of NmTC to support the organization’s mission and needs. The Board meets six times per year. The Executive Committee is a committee of the board and meets as directed by the Board for special tasks and projects
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Chief Darren Blaney , Homalco First Nation - Chair
Deanna George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation - Vice-Chair
Chief Nicole Rempel, K’ómoks First Nation - Secretary-Treasurer
Chief Ken Baird, Tsawwassen First Nation
Chief Gordon Planes, T'so-uke First Nation
Chief James Thomas, Halalt First Nation
Chief Kevin Peacey, Klahoose First Nation
Chief George Harry, Malahat Nation
Chief John Elliot, Stz’uminus First Nation
Hegus Clint Williams, Tla’amin Nation
Lawrence Mitchell, Snaw’naw’as First Nation
Message from the Past Chairman of the Board (2017/18)
Dear NmTC Members and Elders,
At each Annual General Meeting, we identify a theme to characterize the efforts of the past year. This year, the theme of “Gaining Momentum” seems most apt. After a period of change, transition and walking the path, NmTC has been able to witness the impacts of its new approach. This approach reflects the importance of of listening, learning, sharing and evaluating.Our advisory services are hitting their stride. Further in this report is much more detail about the individual service areas. In general, it is encouraging that each of our eleven members has called upon NmTC to provide advice or help. This is not by accident. In 2016, NmTC conducted a member needs assessment. This permits us to update our strategic plan and develop detailed work plans. Needs assessments have led to creating the Elders Council, which celebrated its 2nd term. It also led to conducting the Youth Leadership Gathering in Stz'uminus. The needs assessment will be standard feature of services planning going forward. We will also learn lessons by measuring satisfaction with our programs. This will make it possible to keep our services relevant and valuable in the future.
This year, NmTC took the step of appointing a full-time communication liaison. The purpose of this position is to augment efforts by our Directors and to be sensitive to the needs of our members. It is also another opportunity for NmTC to share knowledge of our programs and services. Throughout the year, NmTC also produced another ten issues of the Salish Sea Sentinel. The Sentinel garners praise for its vivid writing and design. It is yet another means to communicate with our members and beyond.
Advisory services are the heart of NmTC and the very reason we exist. These services would be much less comprehensive if we did not earn our own income. In 2016 -2017, NmTC's project management and event management were busier than ever. They account for the majority of our operating revenue. Subsidiaries, such as Naut'sa mawt Resources Group and Xyntax, are continuing to thrive. We are planning to establish joint ventures with entities that share our values. Once we establish these, we hope that the joint ventures will broaden our revenues even more. Our goal is to ensure that while earning income, we follow the same values as those for our core services.
This year has been fruitful and satisfying. We have seen NmTC's efforts to better link services to the needs of our members. Tools that we have developed for our members serve First Nations across Canada. Our efforts to be resilient and self-sufficient show success. Momentum is gaining. The challenge in the upcoming year will be to continue this pattern. The path to providing services that meet the need of our members requires that we be open to new ideas. The question of whether we are doing the right thing, in the right way, should always be on our minds.
We thank all those who have contributed their time, energy, thoughts and wisdom to NmTC. It will be an honour to see this organization continue its fine tradition of success in the upcoming year.
Chief Bryce Williams, Chair
NmTC Board of Direcotrs
Gary Reith, CAO
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council