Kukpi7 James Hobart


About Kukpi7 James

Hromtik’en Kwakosen, Kukpi7 James Hobart is chief of Spô’zêm First Nation, gateway to the Nlaka’pamux territories of the Lower Fraser Canyon in B.C., and has been the chairperson for the National Care Committee for Children and Families. James has been chief since 2011, except for two years while completing the Aboriginal Management Program at UBC Sauder School of Business.


As the BC Assembly of First Nations representative on the First Nations Technology Council, James has been championing the release of unlicensed ultra-high frequency spectrum for all remote Nations. He is determined to ensure all Nations are connected to reliable internet. Learn more by reading this article in The Tyee, co-authored by Kukpi7 James Hobart.


James is also BC’s representative on the Assembly of First Nations Cheifs’ Coalition on Health since he was appointed in 2017. James is proud to have co-developed the first-of-its-kind community policing agreement with the RCMP for 14 Nations.