Chief & Council

Chief Kevin Peacey

First elected to Council in 2013, Kevin is currently serving his first term as Chief. Raised in Campbell River, he now resides in Squirrel Cove with his wife, Georgina . Kevin holds the Language portfolio and although he is not yet a language speaker, he is determined to learn.


​In addition to his many duties with the Nation, Kevin is an active volunteer with the Cortes Forest General Partnership. He is also deeply involved in participating and supporting Tribal Journeys actives, including planning of the Awaken the Canoes event being hosted by the Klahoose Nation this spring.

Chief Kevin Peacey
T: 250-935-6536.    ext: 242


Councillor Billy Barnes​

Councillor Barnes was born in Powell River and raised in Toba Inlet until he was old enough to go to school. He returned to Powell River where he attended Henderson Elementary, Brooks Secondary and then Max Cameron High School.


This is Billy’s second term in Council where he holds the Housing portfolio. He is actively involved in many community activities and focuses much of his attention on cultural programming and planning connected to Tribal Journeys. 


Billy has been married to Dee for 44 years. They have two children. 

Councillor Billy Barnes

T: 250-935-6536


Councillor Steven Brown

Elected to council in 2019, Councillor Steven Brown is the newest addition to the team.

He grew up in Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island, where he spent his time in the village and working in aquaculture and logging camps. A graduate of the University of Victoria with a double major in political science and environmental studies, he is proud to have been the first in his family to earn a university degree.

Previously, he worked with the Nation at Klahoose Resort Limited Partnership, Comprehensive Community Plan, and as a policy advisor. In addition to his employment, he volunteers as a board director for Cortes Forestry General Partnership.

Councillor Brown’s focus and passion is policy and governance. Working to remove Klahoose First Nation from as much of the Indian Act as possible and restoring the decision-making power to the Nation, where it belongs.

                                                                                                Councillor Steven Brown
                                                                                                                                                                    T: 778-676-0028


Councillor Helen Hanson​

Elected in 2017, this is the first term for Councilor Helen Hanson who holds the Klahoose Education portfolio. Helen was born and raised by parents John Alec Louie and Emma Hill Louie until she was 7, at which time she was sent to Sechelt Residential School for grades 1-8.   She attended high school in North Vancouver living in a Catholic home the Indian Agent arranged for her to stay at.

Helen is married with three children: 1 son and 2 daughters. She is a life-long learner who continues to pursue her interest in learning her language. She enjoys walking and swimming and is liking her time on Council.  


Councillor Helen Hanson
T: 250-935-6536   Ext. 231


Councillor Michelle Robinson

Councillor Robinson holds the Fisheries Portfolio for the Nation. 




Councillor Michelle Robinson
T: 250-935-6536   Ext. 239


Chief & Council collectively manage the Klahoose Nation Forestry Portfolio.