Chief Marcel Shackelly


Chief Shackelly was re-elected for his second term as Chief of Nooaitch Indian Band in November 2016. Chief Shakelly studied at Simon Fraser University (Bachelor’s in Economic Development); Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Business Administration and Management); and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Computer Systems).

Previous Key Positions

  • Procurement Coordinator at Lower Nicola Indian Band;
  • Forest Fuel Management Liaison at the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society;
  • Executive Director at Nicola Tribal Association; and
  • Special Projects Officer at Shulus Forest Enterprises.


“What I really love about where I live is that we have more than the four seasons, like: bitterroot season; dipnet season; and huckleberry season. This is how I grew up. I want my sons and future generations to experience it too.”