Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has been re-elected by acclamation as president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.
The Penticton resident and former PIB chief has served as president of the UBCIC for the past 21 years. The acclamation this week marks the start of his eighth term which will run three-years.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the honour and privilege to serve as president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs for another term. I am incredibly proud of this organization, which is led by member Nations, and what it represents in providing a strong voice for our people and communities,” he said in a statement.
Stewart has played a role on the national stage over the years on issues such as Indigenous sovereignty, the environment, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and more.
“The UBCIC congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on his re-election and acknowledges the integrity, perseverance, and leadership that he has demonstrated and inspired in others during his tenor as president,” the organization said.