John Hackett

Hegus (Chief)

John Hackett was born and raised within Tla’amin Territory and resides in the T’ishosum community. He attended Nicola Valley Institute of Technology from 2002 - 2004 to complete the Natural Resource Technology Diploma Program. Upon completion he joined Sliammon Treaty Society to develop the Tla’amin Wildlife Harvest Plan to support Tla’amin’s Land and Water Use Plan. He also observed hands-on negotiations between Tla’amin Nation and the Provincial and Federal Governments. In 2006, he transitioned to the Tla’amin Forestry Department to manage the Nation’s woodlot and in 2006 he was elected to Council for our Nation. He held this seat for 14 years till 2020, when he was elected as Hegus of Tla’amin Nation, a position he holds today.