Francis Johnson

Strategic Advisory Group

Francis Johnson Jr is a member of the Esk’etemc (People of the White Earth), formally Alkali Lake First Nation, and is part of the Secwepemc Nation. He is married with 6 children and currently resides in the village of Esk’et (Place of the White Earth). Francis graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2006 with the Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree and is now a Registered Professional Forester with the Forest Professionals of BC. He is also registered with the College of Applied Biologist working towards a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) designation. Francis is the Forest Manager of Alkali Resource Management Ltd (ARM) and started working in the forest industry with Alkali Forest Enterprises (previous name before for ARM) then went to work in the forest Industry in Williams Lake for seven years for various different forestry companies. Francis came back to work for ARM in 2010 and has been advancing his career until he took over the Management of ARM in 2021. Francis is a community member and is one of three hereditary Chief’s in the community. This background give’s Francis expertise in Secwepemc traditional governance and traditional knowledge on how the Secwepemc managed the land. The Secwepemc had headman or task managers to look after resources on the land including a fire keeper who was responsible for using fire to manage the land.