Alvina Elaine Paul, born and raised as a proud shíshálh Nation member, daughter of Lucy Joe and Anthony Paul. Married to her sweetheart Ryan, and in over 27 years together, they have and raised 3 wonderful, beautiful children Jamel, Tyrell and Maryah. Alvina has 2 sisters and 1 brother, as well as a nephew and niece that she adores.
Alvina comes from a banking background, working in the industry for over 16 years at 3 different financial institutions. The first financial institution was the local Sunshine Coast Credit Union, for the longest length of time, followed by the TD branch and finally at the CIBC, with the last 2 institutes as a lender.
Alvina has worked in multiple jobs with the shíshálh Nation, from working as administrative assistant in Public Woks/ SIGD to the Career & Employment training co-ordinator, and currently being on Council.
Alvina enjoys community events and wants a healthy happy community for all Nation members to raise their families in. Her goal is to bring Wellness programs to the community, such as Lateral Kindness, as well as other programs that promote healthier, happier community members.
She is humbled to be serving the shíshálh Nation as a leader and will be there to help the community along the path to harmony. To serve the Nation with a team to hold all members from the most vulnerable Nation members to the stronger willed members; and to be willing to always be there for your neighbour, friends and family. She will have a hand of caring and compassion, and to understand and not to judge. To lead with integrity and have a “can do” attitude!
Councillor Corey August was elected to shíshálh Nation Council February 2017.
He was previously elected to Sechelt Housing Trust, and served for 5 years, until elected to Council. Corey previously worked in the shíshálh Nation Education department for 9 years, and the recycling depot for 10 years.
Corey’s parents are Alvin Lee August and Cynthia August (nee Joe). His maternal grandparents were Alfred August and Emma Eliza August (nee Paul). His paternal grandparents were Gilbert Joe and Yvonne Joe (nee Shields). Corey is from the bear clan on his father’s side at tsunay and the grizzly bear clan from xenichen on his mother’s side.
Amber August (nee Bartlett) and Corey have been together for 11 years, and were married August 20, 2016. They have two children – Azalee August who is 7 years old and Aiden August who is 4 years old. Councillor August has three other children with his previous common-law partner Mary Joseph – Cody, Darian and Cobi August.
Corey’s vision is to see the shíshálh Nation walk strong together side by side. Culture is very important to Corey, he loves seeing the shíshálh culture growing in importance, and will push to make it stronger.
H. Warren Paull is a retired supervisor from one of the largest gravel operations Lehigh Material, in North America with over 25 years of experience in the mining industry.
Warren was an elected Council member for the shíshálh Nation for 12 years and elected as Housing Authority Trustee and Chair of the Trustees Committee. Warren was a Board member of the Tsain-ko Board of Directors, which is another corporate arm of the shíshálh Nation, and served two terms with the Sunshine Coast Regional District.
In 2017 Warren was elected to serve as Chief, following his father Henry, paternal grandfather Daniel, and a long line of hereditary chiefs in his family.
Warren is the proud son of Henry and Ruby Paull.
Ruby Paul was born Ruby Clair Simpson at Port Simpson, B.C., a member of the Lax Kw’alaams, Gibuu (wolf) clan.
Warren’s shíshálh heritage is the stalashen (killer whale) and húham (frog) clans.
The húham clan originated from tewankw (Narrows Inlet).
Warren’s primary vision for the Nation is towards employment and Rights and Title.
Councillor Keith Darryl Trevor Julius was given his names – Keith by his grandfather Ernie Joe, Darryl from Herb August and Trevor from Johnny Dixon. Keith was born October 24, 1960 in Garden Bay. Keith’s shíshálh name is titoya and was given to him by the late Basil Ledally.
Keith has been elected to shíshálh Council twice previous to the February 2017 election.
Keith’s parents are Dolores Joe and Alex Sinclair (of the Cree Nation, Winnipeg). He was raised by his grandparents Ernie and Mary Martha Joe (nee August). Keith has 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Keith attended elementary school in Vancouver and Chatelech and Elphinstone high schools
Keith has been very happily married to Leah Julius for 20 years, and they have been together for 34 years. He says that he loves her so much he would die for her. He has 5 children, 2 daughters Angie, Corinna, and 3 sons Keith, Darryl, and Trevor. (All three sons are named after their dad!)
Keith is an avid sports fan and favourite teams are the shíshálh Nation teams. He is also a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Manchester United, Vancouver White Caps, Cincinnati Bengals, BC Lions and Toronto Raptors.
Keith really enjoys working with the shíshálh sports teams, and he coached youth soccer for many years and is a certified district soccer referee. Keith has also been a hockey assistant coach.
Keith has a passion working to ensure every member has access to Education, and loves working for the shíshálh Nation; his people.
Councillor Selina August was elected to shíshálh Nation Council February 2017.
She was previously on the Sechelt Housing Trust for 5 years, until elected to Council. Selina has worked for the Nation for over 10 years, as the Administration Director, Council Executive Secretary and in the Lands Department.
Selina’s family is from xenichen and tsunay, her paternal Grandfather comes from Tsimshian. She has two children, Taneale and Troy (who are half shíshálh and half Squamish.) ye’yétlémítém. Selina has a partner of over 10 years. Selina’s parents and Elaine August and the late Billy August; her grandparents were Johnny Joe Dixon and Madeline Dixon.
Selina has been working hard towards getting a business degree.
Her interests include culture, and she was initiated in 2007 to the Capilano Longhouse for winter spirit dancing. Although seasonal, the drumming and singing is medicine for her. She also enjoys kayaking and in her spare time is cultural ambassador for talaysay tours.
Selina’s vision of the Nation is to advocate for the shíshálh community and future generations, keeping the community one mind, one heart, one spirit, as shíshálh is a strong, self-governing nation.
Selina promises to work hard, to do due diligence reviewing documents and being prepared.
Selina considers it a privilege to serve the shíshálh community.