Our Story
A Sustainable Community

The Ashcroft Indian Band believes in a strong, healthy community where people and traditional values are respected. We are proud of our long history as a First Nations People, but we also believe in progress. We have shown that hard work, good leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit can improve the lives of the members of the Ashcroft Indian Band.

The Band has much in common with its neighbours in the surrounding communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and beyond. As Chief Blain has said many times, “We believe that working together is the best course for all of us.”

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The Council

The foundation of the council is strong leadership that is committed to the goals of the community and underscored by continuity and teamwork. No voice in the community goes unheard, no problem is too difficult to solve.

Meet The Council

Greg Blain


Greg Blain has been the Chief of the Ashcroft Indian Band for 12 years. Blain was a Corrections Officer for 7 years, and an RCMP officer for 21 years. He also did a tour of duty with the Mounties in Afghanistan.

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Dennis Pittman


Councillor Dennis Pittman is a talented communicator and problem-solver. He’s been a Band Councillor for five years. Dennis spent more than 25 years with Chanor Truck Repairs in Cache Creek.

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Earl Blain


Earl Blain is positive force, a respected member of the Ashcroft Indian Band, and the grandson of the first Chief of the Ashcroft Band, Chief Scotty.

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