Accountability Community Development Economic Development

RFP: Strategic Planning Consultant


Bid opens: Tuesday January 29, 2019 @ 4:00pm.

Bid closes: Friday February 8, 2019 @ 4:00p.m.

Scope of Work:

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation requires the services of a Strategic Planning Consultant. The Strategic Planning Consultant will be responsible for facilitating Strategic Planning Sessions with elected leadership and drafting a Strategic Plan document.

The Strategic Planning Consultant will work directly with the Councillor in charge of Governance.

Submission Requirements:
  • Resume
  • References (x2)
  • Budget
Awarding of Contract:
  • The contract will be awarded February 11, 2019.
  • The successful applicant must be available to facilitate a strategic planning session and deliver a final copy of the strategic plan by March 31, 2019.
  • Only the successful contractor will be contacted.
Information to Bidders
  • The nation will pay 50% of the cost upon awarding of contract and will retain the remaining 50% until the final document is received.
Reservation of Rights:
  • Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation reserves the following rights, to be exercised in its sole, absolute and unfettered discretion;
    • to delete, revise, modify or amend any part of this RFP;
    • to cancel, terminate or suspend this RFP at any time and for any reason;
    • to reissue this RFP at any time and for any reason;
    • to seek clarification of the contents of any response;
    • to choose any or none of the proposals submitted.

Jaye Cameron, CEO
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340 Duck Lake, SK S0K1J0
Phone: 306.467.4523
Fax: 306.467.4404


FSIN Spring Assembly Resolutions

To: Membership, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Chief & Council, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Date: May 29, 2018

Re: FSIN Spring Assembly Resolutions


Last week, all members of Council attended the FSIN Spring Legislative Assembly at Datkota Dunes Casino.

You can view the FSIN Spring Assembly Resolutions here.


Statement from Council: Congratulations BOCN Authority, Board, and Committee Members!

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by Council today announcing the ratification, and congratulating BOCN Authority, Board, and Committee members:

“Authorities, Boards, and Committees play an integral role in the governance and activities of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. The members selected at the Annual General Meeting ought to be commended for undertaking responsibility in our community and for stepping up to make our community a better place. All members of Council congratulate the members elected or acclaimed to the following Authorities, Boards, and Committees at the BOCN AGM:

Board of Education

  • Brittani Gamble

Housing Authority

  • Ruby Eyahpaise

Personnel Management Committee

  • Rosanna Gamble

Powwow Committee

  • Loretta Mandes
  • Shauna Smallchild
  • Tyler Smallchild
  • Joanne Brittain
  • Angel Constant
  • Miranda Sutherland
  • John-George Scott

Special Needs Committee

  • Ryan Thomas
  • Carrie Sutherland
  • Linda Mike
  • Millie Seeseequasis
  • Melandie Gardypie
  • Ruby Eyahpaise
  • Rosanna Gamble
  • Lisa Smallchild
  • Elizabeth Seesequasis

Sports & Recreation Committee

  • Sheryl Buglar
  • Suzette Smallchild
  • Clayton Mandes
  • Richard Ananas
  • Ralph Gardippi Jr.
  • Brittani Gamble
  • Alex Gardypie
  • Hilliard Leon Gamble

Willow Cree Gaming Authority

  • Connie Mike
  • Joanne Brittain
  • Suzette Smallchild

Women’s Committee

  • Joanne Brittain
  • Daryle Gardypie
  • Miranda Sutherland
  • Loretta Mandes
  • Ruby Eyahpaise

Youth Volunteer Committee

  • Dale Mike Jr.
  • Brittani Gamble
  • Jasna Gamble-Eyahpaise
  • Ruby Eyahpaise

We look forward to working with the community members listed above toward the attainment of our shared goals. Not all positions were filled and some vacancies on some Authorities, Boards, and Committees may still exist. Additional call outs may be forthcoming.

The above named individuals were ratified at a duly convened meeting of Council on April 25, 2018.”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523  |



1 Female Youth (between 14-25 years old)
1 Male Youth (between 14-25 years old)
2 Female Elders
2 Male Elders

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is accepting applications for the Governance Committee.
The Governance Committee is mandated to work as a team to ensure that legislation is created for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.
Through enacting the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Constitution, the community has mandated the inclusion of Elders and Youth in all levels of governance. To honour that direction, Elders and Youth will be included in the Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Nehiyaw

 Paminisowin Cree Governance

We are seeking:
1 Female Youth (between 14-25 years old)
1 Male Youth (between 14-25 years old)
2 Female Elders
2 Male Elders

Elders: to apply you may either submit a letter stating your interest in governance or you may call the band office at (306) 467-4523 and speak with Joanne Brittian.
Youth: to apply you must submit a 1 page essay to Joanne Brittian, the topic should be “what governance means to you.”

Contact information:

Joanne Brittian, Executive Assistant to the Council
Phone: (306) 467-4523
Or you may
Drop off your application at the band office attention, Joanne Brittian.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday April 19, 2018 at 4:00pm