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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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It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to thank TteS Membership for electing me as your Kukpi7/ Chief for this second term 2021-2024.


I belong to one of the 17 campfires within Secwepemcúl̓ecw and am a proud Kúkpi7/Chief, Mother, Key7e-Grandmother, Wife, and Role Model and  a strong Secwepemc Woman leading by example and am the 14th elected Kúkpi7/Chief for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. I have lineage to hereditary Chief Louis Clexlixqen (1852 -1915). (Chief Clexlixqen-Casimir and Elizebeth-Patrick and Lucindy-Thomas and Sadie- Kyé7e Annie and Stanley- Kí7ce Patricia and Qé7tse George).

Professional and Academic Achievements:

  • Currently, Elected Chief/Kúkpi7 2021-2024.  This is my second term as elected Chief, also serving the community in this capacity from 2018 – 2021.
  • Elected three (3) terms as Councillor for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc bringing nine (9) years’ experience as a political advocate for
  • Thompson Rivers University Foundation Board Member, two (2) years volunteer
  • Certificate and a Diploma in Business Administration, Okanagan University
  • Certificates in Negotiation Skills Training, Banff Leadership Development Center
  • Certificate of Certificates Completion for the AANDC Capital Projects Process
  • Certificate of Attendance for the completion of First Nations and Taxation, A Pragmatic Approach
  • Certificate for On-Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Training
  • Received three (3) Business Excellence and First Nation’s Women in Business Awards as a Wrap Artist and Female Entrepreneur of the former WrapZone.
  • Graduate of the Home Support and Long-Term Care Aide Program
  • Choices Leadership Training
  • Cultural Secwepemc Songs and Dan
  • Housing Manager, The Kekuli Center, for Youth at Risk, Vernon Friendship Center
  • Seven Generations Institute for Training and Development formally located at the Round Lake Treatment Center
  • Volunteered at Armstrong Community Center completing supports for all employment readiness and office activities
  • Fashion Speaks Model for TteS 2017, Families of Sisters in Spirit, MMIW
  • 2001 International Year of Volunteers Certificate from Canada Revenue Agency as a Canadian Volunteer from Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada


I live in my values and integrity   My personal mission statement is “Know your passion, visualize your plan, collect your resources, and be determined to succeed!” I uphold those values in both my personal and professional life.


I believe that personal wellness will lead to community wellness. In order to be a good leader, one must learn to effectively communicate with all others in a positive and respectful manner.  We are all equal and we all have value.

I strive for a work life balance.   I serve my community as Kúkpi7/Chief and I also share quality time with family, play recreational soccer year-round, and look forward to being able to travel  with my husband post pandemic.

As your elected Chief, membership can continue to expect my commitment to community. I am committed to see our community   thrives for the benefit of our future generations.  I will continue to stand tall on my code of ethics which includes honesty, fairness, and trust.  I proudly represent all Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Membership and remain open to your calls and feedback.

Kukwstsétsemc to all membership for electing me as your Kúkpi7/Chief. Your support speaks volumes, and I look forward to this term as your External Affairs and Public Relations, and ex officio to all portfolios for our community, working for you with Pride, Respect, and Integrity advancing our collective voices.