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Sharmon Alphonse, Executive Assistant

Sharmon is a Tl’etinqox (Anaham) member, growing up there as well as Williams Lake, BC.  Her grandparents are Raphael Alphonse and late Susan (Susie) Alphonse.

After graduating high school, Sharmon obtained a Business Office Assistant Certificate from Thompson Rivers University. Sharmon has been with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government since 2007, working with the Stewardship Department and currently acts as the Executive Assistant. She has also worked with the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society. Sharmon is also Secretariat to the Land & Economic Aboriginal Development (LEAD) Committee.

Sharmon Alphonse

Betty Derksen, Finance Administrator

Betty belongs to the Ashcroft Indian Band. Her grandmother was Molly Scotty and her great grandfather was Chief Scotty. Betty's parents Howard and Vi Lowry moved from Ashcroft when she was an infant and settled in the Horsefly area.

Betty moved from Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society to the Tsilhqot'in National Government staff in July 2012 and is enjoying the experience. She has worked in the private sector for 30 plus years, most recently as Office Manager at WL Forestry Supplies.

Betty has been happily married for 39 years, been blessed with two grown children and two beautiful grandson.



The Tsilhqot'in National Government administration department is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the organization. The administration department bridges the governance and the services that are provided for the membership.


The Finance Department is accountable for maintaining accurate financial, administrative and personnel records on behalf of the Tsilhqot'in National Government.

These responsibilities include: Recording financial transactions; Managing accounts payable and receivable; Providing monthly profit and loss statements; Managing Payroll; Assisting with preparation of budgets; Preparing for year-end audit; and Reporting monthly at Chiefs' meetings

  Indian Registry

The Indian Registry Department is responsible for:

Issuing Status Cards for members of Tsilhqot'in communities and other Nations;
Registering the birth of a child; and
Band transfers
You should visit TNG if your status card:
Is paper laminated;
Is expired; or
Has a picture that no longer resembles you.

Information on the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) card: "Delay in Rollout for SCIS Card!"

You can download forms for registry at the INAC Revenues, Registry and Band Governance Website.

Robert Poole, Indian Registration & Band Lists (IRBL) Manager and Chris McDonell, the Executive Director of the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Task Force, confirmed that the regional offices would not be given the ability to process SCIS applications.

There was no mention of when the IRAs would become involved. In the interim, there will be a number of mobile SCIS Application centers held across Canada. Regarding the McIvor Case Decision, INAC doesn't know yet who will be affected. They are waiting for the Indian Act to be amended. No changes yet, if applicants apply now they will be denied.

AANDC will send out an update & new applications at that time.

*Reminder* the first time you apply for a SCIS you will need to produce your original Birth Certificate & two valid original ID's (one must have a picture), marriage certificates, and two passport photos. No temporary, altered or photocopied documents will be accepted.

If you have any questions about status cards please contact Daana Gilpin at

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