Jules, Joe (1885-1962)

Late Joe Jules (1885 – 1962) was a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nations, Kamloops, BC. Joe was a former Kamloops Indian band counselor for many decades, fluent in several First Nation languages, farmer, horse logger, storyteller, hunter, and fisherman. He was married to late Agnes Jules, nee Duncan, a basket maker and horticulturalist. Joe was the father of late Clarence Jules, former chief and Band Counselor for many decades, Canadian Governor General award holder, 2009 – Cowboy Hall of Fame and daughter Mary Dolores Jules, nee Casimir, founder of the Kamloops Pow-Wow, silver jubilee award recipient.

The Kamloops Indian Band is a First Nations government within the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, which represents ten of the seventeen Secwepemc band governments, all in the southern Central Interior region, spanning the Thompson and Shuswap districts.

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