Shíshálh Nation no longer planning to hire Samra

First Nations

The shíshálh Nation has announced the job offer to Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer for the same role with the Nation has been withdrawn.

The news came just a day after the shíshálh representative at the Sunshine Coast Regional District said the band was trying to find out more about the situation in Nanaimo before confirming the hiring of Tracy Samra, that was first announced Jan. 31.

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A statement released Feb. 9 says, “The shíshálh council regrets to announce that contrary to its notice dated Jan. 31, 2018, Tracy Samra will not be the new chief administrative officer for the shíshálh Nation.”

Chief Warren Paull said, “Our council and Tracy Samra agree that now is not the time for her to take on the responsibilities of the CAO for the shíshálh Nation. We wish her well in future endeavours.”

The release said a new search to fill the CAO position will begin immediately.

Samra’s time with Nanaimo has been marked by several controversies over staff and council behaviour. She is currently on leave from her job in Nanaimo.

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