AFOA BC Awards

Each year, AFOA BC selects winners for the Band Administrator Award and three Best Practices Awards.

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 – see application
Saik’uz First Nation – see application
Lytton First Nation – see application

2018 Best Practices Award Winners

Huu-ay-aht First Nation – see application
Kanaka Bar Indian Band – see application
Musqueam Capital Corporation/Musqueam Indian Band –see application

2017 Best Practices Award Winners

Sumas First Nation – see application
Tzeachten First Nation – see application
K’omoks First Nation – see application

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 –  see application
ʔakisq̓nuk – see application
Doig River First Nation – see application

2014 Best Practices Award Winners

Cowichan Tribes
Penticton Indian Band
Nooaitch Indian Band