9 new homes, more on the way!

For Immediate Release

October 26, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory – It’s been nearly a decade since the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation has been in a position to build homes on the First Nation, but according to Councillor Edwin Ananas, 9 new homes are being purchased, and more are on the way.

“We’re proud to officially announce the acquisition of 9 new homes for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation” exclaimed Ananas. “The contracts have been signed, and construction will begin within the next few months; through the project there are will be potential opportunities for employment for qualified band members, and a transparent process in accordance with our Housing Policy will be employed to award those homes to deserving band members.”

9 new homes will be purchased through a partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (formerly INAC), and Zak’s Home Building Supplies of Hague, Saskatchewan.

“What welcome news for our community, it’s been a long time coming! It’s exciting to see the fruits of all of the hard work, and dedication to a share vision coming to reality. Today, I am proud to join Public Works & Housing Director, Derek Cameron and Councillor Ananas in this announcement” said Chief Roy Petit.

The Ready-to-Move homes (RTMs) will be built in Hague and transported upon completion to pre-determined housing lots in the existing sub-division. The Willow Cree Housing Authority will be responsible for selecting members to occupy the homes. Each home is valued at approximately $160,000.00. More information will be available at an up-coming Housing Information Session, we hope that you will attend.

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Chief & Council Communications



For Immediate Release

October 23, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory – The following statement from Council was released today regarding the upcoming FSIN Assembly and Elections on October 24-25 in Saskatoon, SK:

“The FSIN Election is an opportunity for the collective voice of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation to be heard at the regional level through the selection of our FSIN Executive. As a Charter Member of the FSIN, the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is allotted 22 voting delegates.

Our Council has selected delegates that we feel strike a fair balance of gender, family, age groups (elders/youth), and representation from urban and on-reserve members from the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

In the interest of transparency, the following members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation have been notified and selected as voting delegates for the FSIN Assembly and Election:

  • Okimahkan C. Roy Petit;
  • Councillor Edwin Ananas;
  • Councillor Leighanne Gardipy;
  • Councillor Jeremy Seeseequasis;
  • Councillor Kevin Seesequasis
  • Councillor Jackie Gamble
  • Councillor Tyrone Smallchild
  • Christian Seeseequasis
  • Harry Michael Jr.
  • Sheryl Okemaysim
  • Jeanne Sutherland
  • Angus Esperance
  • Clayton Sutherland
  • Leona Cameron
  • Suzanne Seesequasis
  • Roderick Smallchild
  • Lorna Tobaccojuice
  • Shireen Gamble
  • Roxanne Yahyakeekoot
  • Leah Gamble

Candidates seeking election are:


  • CAMERON, Bobby
  • WAPASS, Delbert

First Vice-Chief

  • POORMAN, Darrin
  • WATSON, Morley

Third Vice-Chief

  • BUGLER, Corey
  • JACK, Christine
  • LERAT, Edward (Dutch)

Our Council would like to thank the delegates that have agreed to represent our Nation.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523 ext 237