Awards 

Each year, AFOA BC collects nominations for a Band Administrator Award and three
Best Practices Awards, based on size of a community. These awards have been
designed to recognize excellence based on the collective efforts of a community
excellence andquality in their work with First Nations communities.

 

 

Band Administrator Awards

This award is to give recognition to Band Administrators who have displayed excellence and quality in their work with First Nations communities over a period of time. Applications are submitted to AFOA BC in early June of each year and the winner is awarded at the Summer Conference.

Winner receives the following:

  • Conference fees, travel and accommodation to attend the Summer Conference
  • Memorable plaque
  • $1500.00 certificate to use towards AFOA BC products, conferences or community based workshops

2019 Band Administration Award Winner

Rob Bullock – Ahousaht First Nation

Sponsor: RBC

2018 Band Administration Award Winner

Ted Adnitt – Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation

Sponsor: RBC

2017 Band Administration Award Winner

Linda Simon – Lax Kw’alaams Band

Sponsor: RBC

2016 Band Administrator Award Winner

Helder Ponte – Lower Nicola Indian Band

Sponsor: RBC

2015 Band Administrator Award Winner

Greg Gabriel – Penticton Indian Band

Sponsor: ATCO Sustainable Communities

2014 Band Administrator Award Winner

Lawrence Lewis – Malahat Nation

Sponsor: Vancity

Best Practices Awards

The 3 Best Practices Awards are given to Communities that have demonstrated long term excellence. Applications are submitted to AFOA BC in early November of each year and the winners are announced at the Winter Conference.

Winners receive the following:

  • Memorable plaque
  • $1500.00 certificate to use towards AFOA BC products, conferences or community based workshops

2019 Best Practices Award Winners

Lake Cowichan First Nation

Saik’uz First Nation 

Lytton First Nation 

2018 Best Practices Award Winners

Huu-ay-aht First Nation

Kanaka Bar Indian Band 

Musqueam Capital Corporation/Musqueam Indian Band 

2017 Best Practices Award Winners

Sumas First Nation 

Tzeachten First Nation

K’omoks First Nation

2016 Best Practices Award Winners

Williams Lake Band

Skowkale First Nation

Sts’ailes Band

2015 Best Practices Award Winners

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations 

ʔakisq̓nuk 

Doig River First Nation

2014 Best Practices Award Winners

Cowichan Tribes

Penticton Indian Band

Nooaitch Indian Band