New Acting Chief at St. George’s Indian Band

February 13, 2017 • News

New Acting Chief at St. George’s Indian Band

By Rita Hall

Congratulations to Marlene Farrell on her new position as Acting Chief, St. George’s Indian Band! Marlene took over as Acting Chief as of October 1, 2016 to replace former Chief Karen White. Marlene’s role and responsibilities expanded with the Band over the past few years; as Karen White was tasked with assisting in the Qalipu Band’s Membership process. Marlene is well qualified for her new role as Chief and has been very busy with overseeing the day-to-day running of the band and developing plans for its financial stability and future growth.

Thank you to Karen White for her dedication to the St. George’s Indian Band (SGIB). Karen White joined the Band in 2001 and became the Band Chief in 2007. As a member of the St. George’s Indian Band Council, Karen was devoted to the economic development and prosperity of her community. She contributed greatly to the band through her active involvement in Celebrations, Fundraising Events, Elders Feasts, Restoration of the Courthouse and many other activities. She will be greatly missed by the band.

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