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Chief Cliff Arnouse

Chief Cliff Arnouse.

Cliff Arnouse

Cliff Arnouse


Kukpi7 (Chief) Arnouse

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Kukpi7 (Chief) Arnouse was elected as Adams Lake Indian Band Chief for the 2018 to 2021 term.


Cliff has been married for 49 nine years to wife Gladys and has many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


Education – Simon Fraser University, Kamloops BC

–            Linguistics

–            First Nations studies

–            Archaeology

–            Administration


Elected to Band Council and has helped ALIB to become a better place to live in

–            Councillor 1995 -1998.

–            Re elected 2006 – 2016

–            Elected by Acclamation as Chief 2018 – 2021

Lived and worked in Adams Lake Indian Band from 1991 – 2019 and beyond.

Cliff’s passion to serve and give back to his community was instilled in him at an early age by his parents and Aunty Sophie. Cliff’s parents and Aunt Sophie worked hard in this community and other communities all their lives.

Cliff’s business and leadership experience has sharpened his governance and management skills. He is focused on sound policy development, sensible fiscal management and transparent public service.


Cliff has built strong relationships around our communities and across our Secwepemc Nation, he will continue building those relationships in serving as Kukpi7 of ALIB.

Cliff has urgent commitment to revitalizing our language.

Cliff’s care for the environment endures, as his work to preserve culture and language is evident in many of his actions. People, land and language continues to be an important focus.

Appointments to Boards and Committees

ALIB Committees:

–            As needed.

External Appointments:

–            Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

–            Assembly of First Nations (National and BC)

–            Union of BC Indian Chiefs

–            BC First Nations Leadership Council

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