Ski’us Aaron Sam Sumexheltza (Aaron Sumexhelta) is Chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. He previously worked as a lawyer for Fulton & Company and several other organizations, focusing on representing residential school survivors and criminal defence. Aaron is currently a member of the board for the Assembly of First Nations – Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment, the BC Aboriginal Justice Council, and the Lower Nicola Indian Band Development Corporation. He was previously a Councillor for the Lower Nicola Indian Band and the Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society. Aaron has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from California State University.