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Meet the Team

The Kitsumkalum negotiator has been appointed by the Kitsumkalum people to source out the best experts and advisors and to negotiate the best terms for the community with the government of Canada and British Columbia.

Our team works to ensure to negotiate a treaty with Canada and BC that will not result in either a loss or erosion of existing aboriginal rights and follow the mandate statement set up by council. Once terms have been agreed upon we will consult with the community for consideration and feedback before any voting commences.

The Treaty Team is relentless in their efforts to provide the best solutions for the Kitsumkalum people, however it’s up to our members to decide if the treaty is right for each of you. That is why Kitsumkalum has retained top consultants to advise on the best solution for Kitsumkalum.

The Kitsumkalum Treaty Office employs three full time staff members and six part time home visit team champions and community coordinators as well as industry experts to support the various Kitsumkalum treaty negotiations and processes in the areas such as:

  • Land and resources
  • Traditional-use and cultural studies
  • Governance and citizenship
  • Kitsumkalum Constitution
  • Advisory committees
  • Community, family group and sector liaisons
  • Archives
  • Information and database systems
  • Communications
  • Administration and finance

The Team

Staff Members

Alex Bolton

Kitsumkalum Chief Negotiator

Allan Bolton

Assistant Negotiator / GIS Mapping Technician / Resource Assistant

Lynn Bolton

Kitsumkalum Treaty Office Receptionist

Jenniefer Bolton

Communications Liaison

Julie Nyce-Bolton

Community Liaison

Tsimshian First Nation Treaty Society

Gerald Wesley

Chief Negotiator

Jeanette Spalding

Projects & Communications Coordinator

Home Visit Team

Joanne Cooley

Home Visit Community Coordinator Vancouver

Consultants & Advisors

Mark L. Stevenson

Legal Counsel for Kitsumkalum tri-partite Legal Working Group
Legal Counsel with the Kalum Constitutional Working Group
Treaty Advisor to the main table negotiations

Albert Peeling

Legal Counsel with Kitsumkalum Constitutional Working Group

John Munro

Advisor – Cultural, Lands and Resources

Chris Knight

Legal Advisor

Melissa Quocksister

Community Engagement Specialist
Quocksister Consulting

Bill Stipdonk

Fiscal and Tax Expert

George Nicholson

Legal Advisor

Chris Roth

Genealogy Researcher