Chief: Steve Courtoreille
Councillor: Willie Courtoreille
Councillor: Terry Marten
Councillor: Leonard Piche
Councillor: Philip Tourangeau
Councillor: Juanita Whitehead
Councillor: Billy Joe Tuccaro
Mikisew Cree First Nation is the government administration organization that represents the interests of the Mikisew Cree First Nation members. An elected Chief and Council provide guidance and direction to the administration staff under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer. The Mikisew Cree First Nation provides a range of services and operates a variety of social and other programs serving their members. It also serves an advocacy role on behalf of the members’ treaty rights and entitlements, and a stewardship role in protection of the lands and resources owned by the membership.
Mikisew Cree First Nation is a self-governing First Nation registered under the Indian Act of Canada, with a number of Reserves allocated for its use. It is listed as a Not-for-Profit Corporation within the meaning of the Companies Act and the Income Tax Act.
Chief and Council are elected by the membership in a direct vote every three years. (The most recent election was June 2011). The Chief and Council are legally recognized as the leaders of the government on behalf of the members. There is one Chief and six Councillors elected. The Council as a whole makes decisions, and is required by the members to meet regularly to conduct members business together.
The Chief is the spokesperson and overall leader, who provides vision and chairs the council meetings. The Chief selects which councillors will sit on which committees and serve as which portfolio leaders.
A well informed and engaged Chief and Council is the most effective means of ensuring that our First Nation acts in accordance with our Vision, Mission, and Strategic goals and objectives while acting in the best interests of our membership. Our actions are focused on conducting our business in an ethical and transparent manner as we guide and advance our First Nation toward nation building and self sufficiency in the following areas and where applicable:
Mikisew will be re-establishing committees in the near future.
1899 to 1909 Justin Martin (Deceased 1909)
1909 to 1930 Justin Martin, Jr. (Resigned 1930)
1930 to 1941 Felix (Pierre) Guillaume (Whitehead) (Deceased 1941)
1942 to 1968 John Cowie
1968 to 1970 Ernest (Courtoreille) Wittago
1970 to 1974 Albert Gladue
1974 to 1976 John James Courtoreille
1976 to 1976 Archie Waquan (Resigned 1976)
1976 to 1977 Sammy Tuccaro (Resigned 1977)
1977 to 1977 Cecilia Simpson (Interim Chief)
1977 to 1978 Albert Gladue
1978 to 1979 Lawrence Courtoreille
1979 to 1980 Lloyd (John R.) Antoine
1980 to 1984 Lawrence Courtoreille
1984 to 1986 Archie Waquan
1986 to 1989 Rita Marten
1989 to 1990 Mathew Lepine
1990 to 1993 Archie Waquan
1993 to 1996 Lawrence Vermillion
1996 to 1999 Archie Waquan
1999 to 2002 George Poitras
2002 to 2005 Archie Waquan
2005 to 2008 Roxanne Marcel
2008 to 2011 Roxanne Marcel