Governance & Leadership

Band Chief & Council

Chief Russ Chipps
Councilor Gordon Charles
Councilor Bernice Millette

4901-B East Sooke Rd.
Sooke, British Columbia, V9Z 1B6

Telephone 250 478 3535
Fax 250 478 3585



Vision Statement

Beecher Bay (Scianew) First Nation is a community whose leadership builds on the foundation of past leaders to encourage community teamwork, unity, fairness and equality. Through trusted leadership, guided by elders, the relationships between family and community are strengthened by Scianew Chief and Council collective decisions that benefit all membership.

Scianew is a community who’s Chief and Council strengthens and creates healthier and happier lifestyles by promoting healthy community services; and providing for economic opportunities through residential and commercial development while protecting the lands, resources, language and cultural knowledge of the people.

Through education of changing society and its relationship to past and present traditional values the pathway for community pride are the stepping stones of sustainable employment, increased education, holistic health, respectful and open communication upon which present and future generations will build a harmonious community working together as one.