Councillor Statement: More than 50 BOCN Graduates in Class of 2018!

For Immediate Release

May 16, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released today by the Councillor in charge of Education & Training, Jackie Gamble:

“It fills me with immense pride to announce that more than 50 young people will be graduating from the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation at Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex, Stobart Community School, and other schools in June of 2018!

Our young people are teaching us so much — that we can overcome obstacles if we put our mind to it, that we can be resilient when times are tough, and of equal importance, that despite the challenges we face, we must celebrate success when we get the chance.

With this in mind, and on behalf of our entire Council, I would like to congratulate the following students who will be graduating as the Class of 2018:

Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex

  • Ahenakew, Cailyn
  • Almightyvoice-Cameron, Samantha
  • Anderson, Justine
  • Anderson, Kennedi
  • Ballantyne, Brent
  • Cameron, Kierra
  • Cameron, Trina
  • Caron, Tanner
  • Dreaver, Conway
  • Dashner, Dylan
  • Eyahpaise, Kaycie
  • Eyahpaise, Milane
  • Fox, Brandon
  • Gamble, Reuben
  • Gamble, Tyrell
  • Gardipy, Carson
  • Kytwayhat, Joseph
  • Naytowhow, Kristen
  • Roy, Germaine
  • Sanderson-Gamble, Julian
  • Seeseequasis, Christian
  • Seeseequasis, Kent
  • Seesequasis, Kordel
  • Smallchild, Justin

Stobart Community School

  • Ananas, Zach
  • Cameron, Chandelle
  • Gamble, Ambrose
  • Gamble, Jeanine
  • Gamble, Lakeishia
  • Gamble, Reese
  • Gamble, Twyla
  • Gardipy, Tameka
  • Gardypie, Maycie
  • Genereaux, Trent
  • Laboucan, Sheridan
  • Lathlin, Honey
  • Mandes, Justin
  • Mcintyre-Gamble, Jordan
  • McLeod, Kalie
  • Mike, Brooklyn
  • Mike, Kayle
  • Okemaysim, Zander
  • Pilon, Ty
  • Seeseequasis, Lainey
  • Thomas-Antoine, Talon

Northwest Regional College

  • Eyahpaise, Delbert
  • Gamble, Cheyenne
  • Gardipy, Ash-Lee


  • Cameron, Cody (Bedford Road Collegiate, Saskatoon)
  • Cameron, Liam (Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon)
  • Esperance, Chad (Rosthern High School)
  • Keskotagan, Rieley (Sakewew High School, North Battleford)
  • Okemaysim, Jackie (Moose Jaw)

As our students complete the remainder of their school year, we wish them much success in their studies, and encourage them to stick with it to the end! Graduation may be the end of one chapter of your life, but your journey is just getting started! To our community members, please join me in wishing all the best for our young people as we celebrate their success! Best wishes to all our graduating students and big thanks to all those who have supported them along the way!”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523 ext 237  |


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  |



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