Nomination and Application Deadline Extended!
The deadline to apply or nominate someone for the Elders & Knowledge Keepers Council has been extended to February 19th, 2024, at 4:30 PM.
The BC First Nations Justice Council’s Elders Knowledge Keepers Council (EKKC) is a province-wide regionally representative  body of Elders and Knowledge Keepers established through the implementation of Strategy 21  to provide advice and cultural guidance on all aspects of the BC First Nations Justice Strategy implementation.
EKKC Members shall be revered in their communities as Elders and/or Knowledge Keepers, holding profound knowledge of Indigenous laws, traditions, and culture.
About the Call
The BC First Nations Justice Council is calling for the nomination or application of Elders and/or Knowledge Keepers from diverse backgrounds across the province of British Columbia to form the BCFNJC Elders and Knowledge Keepers Council.
This call will remain open until February 14, 2024, at 4:30pm. During this call period, the Justice Council reserves the right to directly nominate candidates who meet the same criteria .
Nomination or Application Requirements
- Letter of Intent
- Wellness Plan (Our Elders Liaison is able to help you complete your wellness plan.)
- Criminal Records Check
Please see the PDFs linked below as: Job Description, Wisdom Matrix, Wellness Plan Template, and Terms of Reference for detailed nomination and application requirements.
For more information, support with your wellness plan, or to submit an application or nomination please contact:
BCFNJC Elders Liaison
E: [email protected]
 To ensure the EKKC accurately represents the cultural and geographical diversity present in British Columbia, successful applicants must reside within their respective regions at the time of application or nomination to ensure an authentic understanding of the daily realities within their communities.
 Strategy 21 mandates BCFNJC to “establish roles for Elders and Knowledge Keepers across BC to help ensure cultural competency and appropriateness, support for First Nations community-based justice programming and the work of First Nations Justice Centres”.
 In exceptional cases where the Justice Council identifies a candidate possessing remarkable traditional legal knowledge and exceptional wisdom, this nomination process as described in the job description and Terms of Reference may be bypassed, allowing for the direct appointment of the candidate.