Chief and Council

The OKIB Band Council will serve a two-year term from April 3, 2023 to April 3, 2025.

Chief: Byron Louis

Councillors: Viola Brown, Valerie Chiba, Donna Good Water, Tim Isaac, Mary Jack, Allan Louis, Rachel Marchand, Raymond Marchand, Floyd Oppenheimer and Rochelle Saddleman.

Members, click here for Chief and Council contact information.

Contact Chief and Council:
Council Secretary
[email protected]


Council Meeting Schedule

  • 1st Monday of the Month from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • 3rd Monday of the Month from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 5th Monday of a Month from 6:00 - 9:00 PM (Membership Forum)

Membership submissions to the Agenda are to be submitted to the Council Secretary no later than Tuesday at 4:30 PM, prior to the Monday Membership Forum meeting.


Committee Meeting Schedule

Four Council Committees have been established to act as advisory bodies to the Council. Committees meet at these times on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

2nd Monday of the Month from 9:00-4:30 PM

  • 8 AM - Health & Social Development Committee: Youth, Elder Program, Mental Wellness, Child and Family, Health Benefits, Medical Clinic, Homecare.
  • 10 AM - Administration Committee: Finance, Human Resources, Economic Development, Communications, Membership Services.
  • 12 PM - Lunch
  • 12:30 to 2:30 PM - Community Safety Committee (Chair: ED\Director of Administration), Public Safety, Bylaw Officer, Fire Department, Harm Reduction, and Community Consultation Group.
  • 2:30 to 4:30 PM - Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (Chair: ED\Council Secretariat) Governance, Human Resources, Policy, Cannabis, Bylaws.

4th Monday of the Month from 9:00-4:30 PM

  • 8 AM - Territorial Stewardship Division
  • 10 AM - Lands
  • 12 PM - Lunch
  • 12:30 to 2:30 PM - Public Works and Housing
  • 2:30 to 4:30 PM - Education, Language & Culture: Daycare, Cultural Immersion School, Language Nest, Local School Districts, Post Secondary Education, Education and Training (OTDC), and Language Learning and Cultural events.

Internal Council Committees have been established by the Council to act as advisory bodies to the Council. View the list of Internal Committee Appointments here.

You can read the Council Committee's terms of reference here.

External Committee Appointments have been established to provide a bridge between Chief & Council and local organizations. View the list of External Committee Appointments here.


Log in to the Band Council Portal

Click here to log in to the Band Council Portal. The portal gives you access to agendas, minutes, videos, the Zoom link to meetings and much more. You must apply for access.

How do I get access to the Band Council Portal?

If you are an OKIB band member and would like access to the portal please email [email protected] and include the following information in your request:

  • Your full legal name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Please type in the subject line ACCESS TO PORTAL REQUEST

Allow 3-5 business days to approve your request. Once your request has been approved, you will be contacted via email or by phone with your username and temporary password, along with instructions on how to access the portal page and how to change your password.