Chief Roxanne Lindley was elected as Chief on September 15, 2016 to serve a three-year term from 2016 to 2019. She is the first female Chief for Westbank First Nation and brings with her a wealth of skills and knowledge.
Lindley's grandparents are Angeline and Tom Lindley, and Emily Michele and Edward McDougall. Her parents were Norman Lindley, who was the first elected Chief of Westbank First Nation (1963), and Elizabeth Lindley Charters. Chief Lindley has three children – Twyla, Rheanna and Nathan – and six grandchildren, Alyssa, Ethan, Warrick, Robbie, Willow, and Faora. Her long-time partner of over thirty years is Wayne Sahli.
Prior to being elected as Chief, Lindley had the opportunity to travel abroad and witness opportunities for First Nation international partnerships, training, aboriginal tourism and investment.
She has also had discussions regarding the digitization of language, speakers, archaeological information and traditional place-names for the purposes of education, history, title and rights, and language keeping. Research continues toward the goal of collaboration between First Nations, local school districts and universities.
Internal Appointments with WFN Council Representation
Chief Roxanne Lindley
Westbank First Nation
301 - 515 Highway 97 South
Kelowna B.C. V1Y 3J2
T 250 769 4999
F 250 769 3492
Email (Executive Assistant)
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