Kris Billy is a father, husband, brother, cousin, and son. Kris’ wife, Krista Billy, is originally from Hazelton, of the Gitxsan Territory. They have three beautiful children; their son Rocket, who is 9 years old, a daughter, River, who is seven, and their youngest daughter, Remmi, who is now four.
Their family background is based on sports activity and education. Education was preached to Kris from a young age. His parents & grandparents understood how important education is. Kris’ grandparents would always say “if you’re going to do something, be the best at it and always be a professional in whatever it is you do”.
Kris has been in the education field since he started in kindergarten and on to elementary, high school, college, university, and then working at NVIT, BC’s First Aboriginal post-secondary school.
Kris Billy is the son of Verna (Pierro) Minnabarriet (Secwepemc – Shuswap) and Ross Billy, (Secwepemc – Shuswap). On his maternal side, his grandparents are the late Percy Minnabarriet, (Nlaka’pamux) and Maria (nee Pierro) Minnabarriet (Secwepemc). Kris’ great maternal grandparents are John Falardeau Pierro, (Secwepemc), the last hereditary Chief of Stuctwewsemc (Bonaparte Nation), and Rose (nee Burke) Secwepemc, of Stuctwewsemc (Bonaparte Nation).
Kris’ grandfathers’ (Percy) parents are Victor Minnabarriet, (Nlaka’pamux), from the community of Pukist and Mary (nee Edmonds) Minnabarriet Anderson (Nlaka’pamux), from the community of Pukist. His grandparents on his paternal side, is the late Maggie (Antoine) Billy (Secwepemc) and Bill (William) Porter (Secwepemc).
Kris is a descendant of both Secwepemc and Nlaka’pamux Nations. His teachings and ethics come from both sides of his family, so he is very excited to work with the Board.
He believes we have the opportunity to become economically sustainable for generations to come, and is very excited to be a part of this ongoing effort.
Bonaparte Sales Limited Partnership, owned by Bonaparte Indian Band, was originally founded in 2015 in an effort to work towards a sustainable economic future within the greater St’uxwtews community.
PO Box 758
Cache Creek, BC