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Kúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir

Primary Portfolio: Public Relations & External Affairs/Legal (DS, DRI etc)

Telephone: (250) 819-2255

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Message from Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir:

Weytkp Xwexwe’ytep,

It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to say Kukwstetsemc to membership for electing me as your Kukpi7 for a second three-year term. I am a strong confident woman leading by example and am a Kukpi7/Chief, Mother, Key7e-Grandmother, Wife, and Role Model.
Two other important roles I uphold with honor is Tribal Chief for the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) representing nine first nation communities within Secwepemcúl̓ecw, and a second term acclaimed British Columbia Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN) Board of Director.

In the 14+ years of service to my community, I express gratitude for all your support to be representing and advocating initiatives that benefit our membership and our people. I am committed to serving, collaborating, and championing the vital work of TteS.

Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir’s Professional and Academic Achievements:

  • 2023 BIV BC 500. Listed and Recognized among The Most Influential Business Leaders in BC and notable impact on BC’s communities, industries, and economy.
  • 2022 Order of BC, in recognition of persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled to endeavor benefiting the people of British Columbia and beyond.
  • 2022 BC Reconciliation Award in partnership with the City of Kamloops (CoK).
  • 2022 CAMA Collaboration Award in partnership with the CoK for Building Relationships Towards Reconciliation
  • 2022 Recipient of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) President’s Award
  • 2022 Platinum Jubilee Recipient in recognition of contributions to communities.
  • 2022 Indigenous Affairs #6 in the Power List of Maclean’s Magazine, one of “50 Canadians forging paths, leading debates, and shaping how we think and live”.
  • Seven Generations Institute for Training and Development, RLTC.
  • Certificate and a Diploma in Business Administration, Okanagan University.
  • Certificates in Negotiation Skills Training, Banff Leadership Development Center.
  • Certificate for On Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Training.
  • Three (3) Business Excellence and First Nation’s Women in Business Awards as a Wrap Artist, WrapZone.
  • Graduate of the Home Support and Long-Term Care Aide Program.
  • Choices Leadership Training.
  • Cultural Secwepemc Songs and Dances.
  • Housing Manager, The Kekuli Center, for Youth at Risk.
  • Recipient of a 2001 International Year of Volunteers Certificate from Canada Revenue Agency as a Canadian Volunteer from Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Volunteer in the World Fusion of Wearable Art Fashion Show 2017 as a model to raise money and awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, hosted in Tḱemlúps te Secwepemc.

Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir has gained extensive political experience at the community, municipal, provincial, and the federal level that has supported her drive to advance community driven initiatives that support rights to self-determination and reliance while building friendships to support meaningful steps and inspiring change.

She works with all government ensuring that all aspects of conversations are forward thinking, and addressing comprehensive approaches based on ongoing consent – not just consultation in alignment with TteS’s comprehensive community driven values.

Her leadership promotes inclusive, sustainable, and innovative growth for a shared economy that provides for a concrete and strategic pathway for TteS to reach their economic goals for a growing and thriving community while always upholding the socio-economic needs of her people.

Alignment of our TteS business arm with our political vision puts economic sovereignty and parity at the forefront. Our TteS lands are a sought-after location, and we have a responsibility to ensure that economic opportunities enhance sustainable growth, supported and guided by a development strategy and action plan that will bring value to the community for generations to come, leading to many opportunities to promote, advertise, and profile locations that are truly open for business.

Kukpi7 Rosanne holds her hands up and acknowledges all the past and the current leadership of TteS and for all future generations who will be tomorrow’s leaders. Her community has entrusted and assigned her Kukpi7 representing TteS and it is a responsibility that she upholds as she continues to serve and represent her people and continues to lead by example and support the legacy for all future generations.

“Know your Passion, visualize your plan, collect your resources, and always be Determined to Succeed”