Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc | (250) 828-9700 |


Councillor Thomas Blank

Primary Portfolio: Lands, Leasing & Taxation
Secondary Portfolio: Business Development
Alternate Portfolio:
Planning & Engineering

Telephone: (236) 597–4242

Weytkp xwexwéytep,

Tkwenem7íple7 Thomas Blank ren skwekwst I was born in Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Te Tk̓emlúps re st̕7é7kwen

I have 4 adult children, 4 grandchildren and another on the way for December 2022.

Carol Jules re skwest.s ren kík7ece, Roger Blank ren skwest.s qé7tse.
My kyé7e Maria Jules ren skwest.s
My kyé7e Delores Jules ren skwest.s,
My xpé7e Clarence Jules ren skwest.s.

I am very humbled and thankful to be elected to represent our membership as Tkwenem7iple7 (Councillor) Tkwenem7íple7 Thomas is in his second term 2018-2021, 2021-2024 I would like to thank TteS membership for believing in me, and I was very honoured to sign my 2nd Oath of Office.

My commitment to you is to continue to show up with integrity, continue to stand up our Secwepemc laws, culture and language and assert our title and rights…

I am here because I am passionate about this community, our People, our Land, our Traditions and each one of you is important to me.  I will always do my best to listen, to learn.

Responsive leadership is important, so is good governance, community engagement, and implementing the supports needed for healing, for recovery, mental health and wellbeing. As always, better communication with membership, transparency and accountability.


History: 25 plus years involved in Wildland Fire and Emergency Management. Various certification and training and a combination of education and experience in Management.

Vision: We must create better communication services for our membership through community engagement. We must create a safe community for our membership. We must protect Secwepemculecw and our title and rights. We are responsive leadership and practice good governance.