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Call Out for Board Members

Chief & Council are seeking band members to sit on one of the following three boards:

Willow Cree Health Services (Not for Profit Board)

5 board members and 1 elder

Application deadline – July 24, 2020

Vulnerable sector check required

Contact Carla Seeseequasis at Health Station for more information.

Willow Cree Developments (For Profit Board)

2 board members positions to be filled

Application deadline – July 24, 2020

Contact Garnet Eyahpaise at Band Office for more information.

Education Board

5 board members and 1 elder

Application deadline – July 24, 2020

Vulnerable Sector Check required

Contact Candace Scott at Educatio for more information.

This is an application only process. You are required to submit a letter of interest that includes how your background relates to the specific board application, along with the other required documentation. i.e. cpic, vsc

Submit to Warren Seesequasis, Sheryl Okemaysim or Kurt Seesequasis – Councillors i/c Governance before July 24, no later than 12pm.

Membership can use the “Sterling Back Check” on the internet for CPIC and/or Vulnerable Sector Check. There is a $40.00 fee for this.

Chief & Council COVID-19

Message from Chief and Council

Chief & Council COVID-19 Statement


For Immediate Release

March 18, 2020


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released today by Council and the Chief Electoral Officer of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation regarding the 2020 Election:

The 2020 Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Nominations and General Election – at this time – will proceed as scheduled but with significant precautionary measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all participating community members.

Please note that the plan outlined below is also dependent on any new restrictions or precautionary measures mandated by the Province of Saskatchewan and/or the City of Saskatoon.

The following precautionary measures as outlined by the Chief Electoral Officer will be adhered to for the Nomination Meeting and Election:

Many community members have expressed their concerns with respect to the Nomination Meeting and Election. At this time, we are confident that the measures outlined above will enable us to proceed with our Nation’s election with relative safety.

Nomination Day and Election dates and times remain the same. Those details are here.”

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For more information on the election, please contact:

Loretta Pete Lambert, Chief Electoral Officer – 306-227-3373

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2020 Notice of Nomination Meeting and General Election

Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation that there will be a nomination meeting for the purposes of nominating candidates for one (1) Chief and six (6) Councillors for the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation, in accordance to the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation Election Act, amended December 19, 2016.

Members of the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation who have reached the age of 18 years as of the day of the election are eligible to vote.

Nomination Meeting:

Date: March 20, 2020, 1:00 pm

Location: Veteran’s Hall, Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Election Polls

Date: March 27, 2020. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

On-reserve Poll: Veterans Hall, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Off-reserve Poll: Quality Inn (Sedona Room) 1715 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon SK

Eligibility Requirements for the Office of Chief or Councillor:

– Member of the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation;
– 18 years of age or older as of the day of the nomination meeting;
– A criminal record check proving the potential candidate has not been convicted of an indictable offense in the past 10 years, or proof of a record suspension (formally known as a pardon); potential candidates can request a declaration of criminal record from the local RCMP detachment.
– All candidates must pay an Election fee: for the office of Chief $400.00 (Canadian) or for Councillor $200.00 (Canadian) and
– Submit results of a drug test showing no presence of banned drugs as in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (S.C. 1996, c. 19)
– Drug testing will be facilitated by Innovation Training Solutions, March 6, 2020, 2-5pm at the Justice Building, Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation. A candidate may attend the Innovation Training Solutions office between March 4th and 5th , 2020 in Saskatoon or Prince Albert by appointment only between 9am-3pm, to book appointment call: 306-
– Potential candidates must also sign a waiver of confidentiality to disclose the results of their drug test to the Chief Electoral Officer,
– The cost for the drug test, payable by the candidate to Innovation Training Solutions, is $100.00 cash.

Election Appeal Board:
  • J. Albert Angus
  • Kellie Wuttunee
  • Donald Gamble Sr.

Copies of the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation Election Act are available at the band office or online:

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Loretta J. Pete Lambert
Chief Electoral Officer
140-203 Packham Avenue, Asimakanseekan Askiy First Nation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 4K5
Phone: 1-306-343-7383 (PETE)

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Members’ Assembly – Audit

Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation of:


In accordance with Part IV – Members’ Assembly, Article 17.1(b) of the Constitution of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, the Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation has called a Members Assembly to review the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Audited Financial Statements.

Date:       Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time:       10:00am (lunch will be served)
Location:     Veterans Hall
Webcast:   Via Facebook

View BOCN Audited Financial Statements here:


Chief & Council Newsletter

Okimahkan Petit – Travel Report

February 7th-9th, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario

In February of 2017, I was part of a group brought together by A. Conrad Gamble, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Community Infrastructure Partnership Program (FCM-CIPP), the initial meeting was facilitated to identify whether there was any interest in potential partnerships, specifically around Solid Waste Management. BOCN along with interested surrounding towns and rural municipalities were invited to sit together to discuss a possible venture. I am pleased to say that discussions have been ongoing since the initial meeting, and we now occupy a seat at the table of the Twin Rivers Group’s monthly meetings, Twin Rivers is a conglomerate of seven (7) Towns and Municipalities situated between the North and South Saskatchewan rivers. We have been actively working towards identifying the feasibility of creating a Solid Waste Management Site that can benefit all of our communities, both environmentally and financially.

In September of 2017, BOCN signed a ‘Friendship Agreement” with the Twin Rivers Group members in the hopes of keeping the lines of communication open for the solid waste management project. There is a sincere desire from the group to identify and pursue any other potential partnerships that might arise from our continued discussions as well as a commitment towards building positive relationships.

Based on our progress and the events that have taken place following the initial meeting, we were identified as one of the success stories under the initiative and therefore were invited to be presenters at the FCM Annual Conference which took place in Ottawa this year; out of the group Mayor Dennis Helmuth, of Rosthern was selected to attend with me on behalf of the project and partnership. We were asked to speak about our project and then answer any questions from our group, and then share the key points of discussions with the larger group which included over 80 participants from across Canada, and including other partnership groups from Manitoba, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. We were well received and the consistent comment from particpant feedback was that they wished that it could have gone longer. There is strong

*Information can be found at the FCM website regarding ours, and other projects across Canada.


February 20th-23rd, 2018

Montreal, Quebec

Since 2014 I have been actively involved in the progress of the ‘Yotin Project’, a wind power creation project that was initiated about fourteen years ago by previous administration. After four years of meticulous review of the many project details we are finally nearing the finish line in what will potentially be the first ever wind-power production company, that has indigenous inclusion for this province. Our partner group passed the initial Request for Qualification (RFQ) process in May of 2017, with our initial submission to SaskPower, this was our guarantee to move onto the next step in the process, the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage, due on March 1st, 2018 at 3pm.

The trip’s agenda included a series of meetings between ourselves and the project partners, as well as a separate meeting with a potential investment company, and a tour of one of their existing wind farms which is partially situated on Akwesasne, one of the Mohawks’ Six Nations Communities. We were coming down to the wire for our proposal submission and had some of the final details to discuss, our Letter of Interest (LOI)/Joint Venture (JV) agreement needed to be reviewed and updated, which required a lot of back and forth between our respective legal representative(s), all parties worked diligently to ensure BOCN remained a true partner in the project, and that our final bid guaranteed the best return for all involved. I am pleased to announce that our agreement(s) were finalized, and the proposal was submitted on time, a decision will be announced in September of this year. The most important piece to all of this process, has always been the ability to access what is called a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with SaskPower, with the announcement in 2016 that Saskatchewan is dedicated to having 50% of their energy production come from alternative energy production, as part of the National Clean-Air Movement. We are one of 15 companies who are bidding for the 200Mw (Mega watt) project(s), but we are positive that our submission will be competitive.

I will continue to update the community on these two, and any new projects as they progress, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. (Please note that trips, flight, hotel and meals were covered).


Okimahkan C. Roy Petit
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation