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.



Greg Blain

Greg Blain has been the Chief of the Ashcroft Indian Band for 17 years. His progressive style and direct approach make him a natural leader.
He is proud of the forward thinking AIB council and is optimistic about the future of the Ashcroft Indian Band in terms of economic development for future generations. Blain was a corrections officer for 7 years, and an RCMP officer for 21 years.
He also did a tour of duty with the RCMP in Afghanistan and now dedicates his time to the community and building a positive environment and a sustainable economy right on the reserve.



Dennis Pittman

Councilor Dennis Pittman has been a Band councilor for eight years and believes in helping out band members both on and off reserve. Dennis spent more than 25 years with Chanor Truck Repairs in Cache Creek and holds a number heavy duty machinery operator licensee as well as many commercial truck mechanic certificates and water works certificates. In short, there’s a good chance he can fix or drive just about anything. Dennis grew up in the Ashcroft area and is a great source of historical knowledge and is an excellent resource for the AIB staff. When he is not helping members, Dennis enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with this wife Char and their three children

Earl Blain

Earl Blain has been a councillor for ten years and believes in helping all members of the community. He is the grandson of the first Chief of the Ashcroft Band, Chief Scotty who was chief for over 20 years.Earl believes education is the key to self-sufficiency and is a strong supporter of helping members attend university all over Canada. Before he became a councillor, Earl worked for McGavins Bread for over 35 years. He was also a hugely successful thoroughbred race horse trainer for many years.Earl is proud of the recent economic developments on reserve and foresees great projects and opportunities in the near future that will benefit the community. Earl loves this area and can usually be found in the mountains (which makes him hard to reach!)getting firewood for community members and playing spending time with his 8 grandkids.