Wayne Christian

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian was recently re-elected Chief of Splatsin for his 6th consecutive 2 year term. Kukpi7 has over 30 years of experience in establishing healing and health systems for the Indigenous Nations of BC and as an advocate for recognition of Aboriginal Title and Rights at the grassroots level. Kukpi7 is the Tribal Chief of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, representing 9 of the 16 communities of the Secwepemc Nation with responsibilities in Child Welfare and Indigenous rights. Kukpi7 is also sits on the First Nations Health Council of BC as one of 15 representing 54 Interior communities in BC. Kukpi7 is a co-principal investigator of the Cedar project a longitudinal study for 700 young people who are impacted by HIV - AIDS.