Ekwahektay was the chief of a tribe of humanoid GELF known as the Sakenyako. Like many of his kind, he had a fairly primitive outlook on life, although he was in command of a fleet of six imposing gunships.
Although he hated humans, Ekwahektay called off an attack on the boys from the Dwarf due to the presence of Butler, a mechanoid genius who had saved his tribe from illness some time previously. In return, Butler had been made an honorary Sakenyako, godparent to the chief's daughter, and given a lifetime's supply of GELF berry wine, which Butler used as weedkiller on his gardens on the Nova 3.
- Ekwahektay was portrayed by actor Robert Nairne. He was credited simply as "GELF chief", although the name of the character is spoken in the episode.
- Ekwahektay is the only member of his tribe seen, although others are mentioned.