High profile Penticton Indian Band council member eyeing up federal politics

Joan Phillip is interested in MP Dan Albas’s seat.

A high profile Penticton Indian Band councillor is vying for the NDP nomination in the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding.

Joan Phillip was born and raised in North Vancouver, her grandfather was actor/writer Chief Dan George. She is wife, mother and grandmother, and has been involved in politics since she was 16 years old, according to a press release sent out by her team.

READ MORE: DOZENS DECRY INJUSTICE

“She has worked tirelessly to protect the environment and Indigenous rights. Joan has been very successful in building understanding between communities about reconciliation and what it means.

She and her husband Grand Chief Stewart Phillip have received numerous awards for their environmental efforts. She is currently an elected member of the Penticton Band Council and has been the Lands Administrator for 20 years, though she intends to retire in September.

The nomination meeting for the riding will take place May 4 from 12 p.m.to 1:30 p.m. at the recently opened Okanagan Regional Library’s Learning Lab located in the Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre in West Kelowna.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaNewsKat
kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Summerland approves solar project

Despite community opposition, council voted 4-3 for Cartwright Mountain location

Two positive COVID-19 cases at Oliver farm

The risk of exposure to the general public related to this farm is considered to be low

UPDATED: Interior Health to add 495 long-term seniors care beds

Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton to receive new facilities

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Police search for suspect in assault on woman in downtown Kelowna

Kelowna police received a report a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man on July 12

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Oliver Town Hall closed to public as staffer displays COVID-19 symptoms

One staff member at Oliver Town Hall is being tested for coronavirus

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Horoscopes for the week of July 13

Weekly horoscopes by Morgan Fava

Police keep eye on motorbike gang in Kelowna for poker run

The Throttle Lockers Motorcycle Club Poker Run was to have taken place on July 11

Prohibited driver ticketed after rollover on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Jeep Cherokee hit rock face before rolling multiple times

Most Read