COUNCILLOR JOSHUA GOTTFRIEDSEN
Primary Portfolio: Business Development
Secondary Portfolio: Lands, Leasing & Taxation
Alternate Portfolio: Education/Language & Culture/Sk’elep/Le Estcwicwéy̓
Telephone: (250) 819-2119
A man that has found accomplishments in sport, the arts, academic, and professional realms. He holds an ACE Personal Training Certificate, Dramatic Art’s Program Certificate from the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts, Thompson Rivers University Alumni, and Simon Fraser University Master of Business Administration Graduate.
Raised in his home territory of Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc, he was fortunate to learn traditional practices throughout his life and holds this education in equal regard to the western academic achievements he has garnered.
He has held positions in the regional, provincial and national stages of politics. He was elected to the Assembly of First Nations from age 18 to 30 as the Co-Chair of the National Youth Council, Male Youth Representative for the BCAFN, Youth Representative for the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Board of Director for KAYA and the First Nation Youth Council of BC Association.