Chief & Council - Meet Your Council

The Kwanlin Dün Council would like to express its appreciation to citizens, for casting their vote in the 2017 Election, and to the many candidates, who put their names forward for consideration. Your Council is hard are work moving the government forward.


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Chief Doris Bill  is a member of the Wolf Clan. Her priorities for the Kwanlin Dün Government in her second term, are to ensure continuity and stability for the Nation moving forward. This includes the implementation of the KDFN Final and Self-Government Agreements; improved programming and services for the citizens; homeless and poverty reduction; an increased focus on youth initiatives; and, community safety. “I will continue to work hard to represent all citizens to ensure fairness and honesty as we move forward building our vision for the future together,” said Doris.


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Councillor Dennis Calbery is a member of the Wolf Clan. He enjoys hunting, hand games, and teaching his children. His goal in his second term is to continue building on the work toward responsible and respectful use of the land and resources. He encourages all citizens to get involved and to give Council their input. “We all need to work together to succeed as a self-sustaining nation,” said Dennis.


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Councillor Charles Chief  is a member of the Wolf Clan. He is a proud husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoys four-wheeling, hunting and fishing on his grandfather Charlie Chief’s trap line. Charles is a strong advocate for community safety and well-being for all citizens. “I would like for the people of Kwanlin Dün to be healthy—in body, mind and spirit—to move towards community healing,” said Charles.



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Councillor Jessie Dawson  is a member of the Wolf Clan. Jessie makes history as the longest running Council member at KDFN. She is a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jessie often talks about the importance of education and asking for help when needed. “There is much good to be learned in books, but the most important thing to learn is to be open to learning – open to exploring your potential,” said Jessie.


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Councillor Howard MacIntosh  is a member of the Crow Clan. He is a proud father and grandfather. By trade, he is a Journeyman Carpenter and enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. This is Howard’s second term on Council. He is a strong supporter of economic development ventures, such as a recreation building, cultural camps and a place where citizens can access building materials. “I will do my best to advocate for moving Kwanlin Dün forward. I want to do what is best for my people,” said Howard.


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Councillor Sean Smith  is a member of the Wolf Clan. He is a husband and father of three children. Sean enjoys teaching, drumming, dancing, and spending as much time on the land as he can. This is Sean’s second term on Council. Sean is a strong advocate for traditional teachings, language and culture revitalization. “We must reflect our traditional law and values in governance and carry the teachings of our Elders, as we move forward together,” said Sean.


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Councillor Ray Sydney  is a member of the Wolf clan. He is a proud father and grandfather. He enjoys sitting around the fire listening to the stories from our Elders. Given his previous experience in law enforcement and work with the KDFN Justice department, he strives for healing approaches within the community. “I would like to see a more open and safe community for our children and youth,” said Ray.


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Elder Councillor William Carlick  was appointed, as the Elder representative on Council by the Elders Council in March 2017. He is a member of the Wolf Clan. He is a proud husband and father. He enjoys hunting and camping, on the land, and climbing mountains. In 2016, William volunteered in the Healing Canoe journey to Moosehide. “I want to continue the good work that is in progress to make KDFN successful. Let’s all work together!,” said William.