Statement from Council: 2019 Federal Election

For Immediate Release

September 27, 2019


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation regarding the upcoming federal election on Monday, October 21, 2019:

“Our Council has watched with great interest the current political climate as it relates to the federal election. Elections are important – they are an opportunity for you to ensure your voice is heard and an opportunity for you to express your satisfaction, or displeasure with the government of the day.

First Nations people were given the right to vote in 1960, and since then, each and every election participation has grown more and more as we realize our voice matters and can shape the political landscape on our shared lands. In the last federal election (2015), 61.5% of on-reserve eligible First Nation voters cast a ballot, and our collective effort resulted in an historic 9 Indigenous Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons – the most ever!

On October 21st, we’re encouraging you to do the same.

We live in the federal constituency of Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek. The candidates seeking election are:

  1. BLOCK, Kelly – Conservative Party of Canada
  2. CALIX, Jasmine – New Democratic Party of Canada
  3. GIBSON,Dean – Green Party of Canada
  4. MALO, Rebecca – Liberal Party of Canada
  5. PAYANT, Cody – Peoples’ Party of Canada

You can register to vote by clicking here.

A Community Resource Officer has been assigned to the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Clayton Sutherland will be going door-to-door working for Elections Canada and will be able to assist you with your voter needs. If you require his assistance, you may contact him at 639-212-7244. A polling station will be located at the Justice Building the day of the election.

On Monday, October 21st, go vote!”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications  |  306-467-4523

Request for Proposal: Brand Development

September 20, 2019

Project Summary: Indigenous Tourism Corridor

Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation have formed a partnership to develop packaged Indigenous tourism experiences that will highlight the unique cultures represented by their respective communities. These packaged experiences will be sold in markets across the globe as well as domestically.

We are seeking a qualified firm or individual to create a strong brand to represent this partnership and the packaged tourism experiences they are creating. The project must include an engagement strategy and a brand manual as a finished product.


Each partner represents distinct Indigenous cultures, the brand must showcase those unique differences as well as the connections between them. Engagement will require in-person consultations in the partner communities and entities.

The end product will be marketed to cultures around the globe. The brand must be clear, and communicate through language barriers.

Project Details:

Project Identification Number: RFP 003
Project: Branding Design
Project Start: As soon as possible
Value of Contract: pricing to be included by applicant
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 11, 2019

Proposal Should Include:

  • Project Identification Number (RFP 003).
  • Methodology for community engagement and inclusion in the branding study.
  • Company profile including a statement of qualifications and key personnel who will be assigned to the project.
  • Proposed project methodology and the division of roles and responsibilities between the firm and the client; work schedule with milestones and timelines.
  • Relevant experience in engaging Indigenous communities and organizations in branding processes including recent project examples and references.
  • The basis for pricing their services.

Submission Information:

Proposals can be submitted to Glyph Creative Strategy via email: A selection committee will determine the best submission and will award a contract to the winning applicant.