Tzeachten First Nation – Tzeachten First Nation Chief Derek Epp has been nominated for a third term. Nominations for positions were Wednesday night February 7.The election is March 27.
Epp is up against Diane McEachern, who is the Director, Regional Engagement at First Nation Health Authority. She posted to Facebook: Tonight I allowed my name to be put forward as a candidate for Chief of my community, Tzeachten First Nation. I am ready and prepared for this new journey, should that be the will of our voting members.
Epp is also a coach with Tzeachten FC.
From his Social media:
Humbled to be nominated for a third term as Chief of Tzeachten First Nation. I had to drive to Vancouver immediately after the nominations meeting for work this morning and had time to reflect on the last 7 years serving our amazing community. We’ve accomplished a lot through some tough years this term with Covid and the floods but it is exciting times for Tzeachten. We were able to acquire a large piece of land, complete several housing projects, increased safety along our roadways, increase mental health and wellness programming and so much more. We are now part of the local, provincial and federal tables working towards economic reconciliation which will have lasting impacts for our future generations. There is so much more to be achieved for Tzeachten and our community to ensure we are planning for the next 7 generations. I would be honoured to continue this work. Thank you to those who nominated me including Denise Unger, Muriel Roberts and Carli Brkich.