Former Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Chief Felix Arnouse is scheduled to enter a guilty plea to assault later this month. Arnouse is shown here in 2013 when he still held the office of chief. (File photo)

Guilty plea expected from former Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band chief

Felix Arnouse was charged with sexual assault but is expected instead to plead guilty to assault

  • Jan. 8, 2019 11:56 a.m.

Kamloops This Week

This story has been corrected from its original version

A former Secwepemc First Nations chief is expected to plead guilty later this month to a charge of assault.

Felix Arnouse, former chief of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, was charged with sexual assault following an alleged incident in Chase on Aug. 26, 2018.

The charge was laid on Oct. 1.

Related:Former BC First Nations chief charged with sexual assault

According to court records, Arnouse is scheduled to plead guilty to assault during an appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Jan. 31.

None of the details of the allegation against Arnouse have been made public and the name of the complainant, identified by initials in court documents, is protected by a court-ordered ban on publication.

Arnouse, who will turn 73 in February, was Little Shuswap chief for more than 25 years. He last led the band in 2014.

He is not in custody.

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct the charge to which Arnouse is expected to plead guilty on Jan. 31.


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