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


Councillor Statement: Emergency Preparedness Week

For Immediate Release

April 30, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement and information was released today by Kevin Seesequasis, Councillor in charge of Emergency Management regarding Emergency Preparedness Week for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation:

“2018 marks the first year the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation has observed Emergency Preparedness Week. Our activities begin Monday, May 7 and conclude Friday, May 11, 2018.

We have planned a week of activities and events to create awareness of Emergency Management responsibilities and functions within the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Emergency Preparedness Week is a collaborative event undertaken by our Emergency Management department and supported by several partners including the RCMP, STARS, Rosthern Ambulance Care, Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management, and the Canadian Red Cross.

As we come to Emergency Preparedness Week, I am encouraging all members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation to participate in our activities (see list below), and take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

  • Know the risks
  • Make a plan
  • Get an emergency kit

Here is a list of our Emergency Preparedness Week activities and initiatives:

Monday, May 7:
  1. Tornado Warning Siren Test – in conjunction with the BOCN Fire Department, we will conduct a Tornado Warning Siren Test on Monday, May 7th beginning promptly at 2pm. Listen for the Siren, tell us where you live, and call 306-467-4523 to let us know if you heard it (or didn’t).
  2. Introduction to Emergency Management – with our Canadian Red Cross partners, we will inform our community on how to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster, play some interactive games, have a delicious meal, and win some great prizes! Join us beginning at 6pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall.
Tuesday, May 8:
  1. “Kiyas”: A talk with Elders on Emergencies ‘back in the day’ – a chat with Elders to discuss how our ancestors dealt with emergency situations, the role of families and kinship, and the idea of perseverance and community. Join us beginning at 6:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall.
Wednesday, May 9:
  1. Be Prepared: Tornado Teachings, Fire Safety, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change – information on how to be prepared for a tornado, how to prevent fires in your home, how to prepare and respond to extreme weather, and how Climate Change is impacting our community. Join us beginning at 6:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall.
Thursday, May 10:
  • No activities planned/scheduled.
Friday, May 11:
  1. CBMES Classroom Talks – our partners will engage in age-appropriate discussions with our babies on “Stop, Drop, and Roll”, “Quick, what’s the number to 9-1-1”“Cops are your friends”, and so much more about the role First Responders play in emergency situations and how kids can help! Kindergarten to Grade 4, 9:30am.
  2. “Emergency Preparedness and You(th) Expo” – an expo full of interactive games, opportunities, and lessons from First Responders. Grades 5 – 9, CRCEC Gym, 1:30pm.

Building awareness of the risks to our community is a great first step toward preventing disaster. It is my sincere hope that all members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation will participate in our Emergency Preparedness Week activities and work with us for the safety of all our community members. By taking an active role, you are helping to build a community that will be prepared not if, but when disaster strikes.

 With your help, we can all know the risks, and develop a plan to prevent disasters in our community.

PS – let us know you’re coming! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523  |