Elected Chief Councillor & Councillors for 2015 -2017

Steven Tatoosh (on leave)

Office: 250-724-4041 extension 26

Cell: 250-735-2334


Administration - Capitial & Infrastructure - Communications - Economic Development - Fisheries - Forestry - Health - Lands & Resources - Language & Culture - Social Development - Strength of Claim

Steve is serving his third term as Chief Councillor for Hupacasath First Nation. He was previously on council for one term before succeeding in the election of Chief Councillor. Steve oversees the Natural Resources Department to ensure sufficient protection of Hupacasath rights and titles. This includes data base management, administrative reporting, and staff supervision.

Brandy Lauder


Cell: 250-918-8019


Education - Forestry - Language & Culture - Strength of Claim

Jim Tatoosh

Office: 250-724-4041 ext 25

Cell: 250-735-3198


Capitial & Infrastructure - Economic Development - Education - Fisheries - Language & Culture - Social Development - Strength of Claim

Jim is now in his fourth term as a Councillor for Hupačasath First Nation. Before Jim dedicated himself to the community, he was enjoying (and still is) retirement from the pulp mill (formally Macmillan Bloedel, Pacifica Papers now known as Catalyst) in Port Alberni, where he worked directly out of university up until his retirement in 2008. Jim and his partner currently enjoy the summers in Parksville; when time allows, him and his partner travel south to Yuma, Arizona to get away from the Vancouver Island winters. Jim has two adult children, Bobbi and Ryan and 5 grandchildren.

Warren Lauder

Office: 250-724-4041 ext 27

Cell: 250-720-9979


Capitial & Infrastructure - Economic Development - Forestry - Health - Lands & Resources - Language & Culture - Social Development - Strength of Claim

Warren Lauder (E-eek ma ooht la) has been an elected Councillor since 2007 and has also served as the Forest Resource Manager.In the role of Forest Resource Manager Warren has the responsibility to manage the community’s forestry operations (Woodlot and Salvage) in a sustainable manner.The Forest Resource Manager also is tasked with bringing added value to the overall forestry operation by identifying additional funding and business development opportunities through grants and R&D programs and seek economic opportunities within the forestry field. In performing the above the Forest Resource Manager must also be committed to safe work practices under the Hupacasath Safety Policy and abide by the Safety Accord under the B.C. Forest Safety Council.