Home Chief & Council

Chief & Council

The Chief and Council are elected representatives of band members. They are responsible for local administration of community services for residents on band controlled land, including housing, roads, sanitation and welfare. The council is also responsible for the interests of band membership with regard to matters affecting Aboriginal Rights, Treaty Rights, band capital and revenue funds in trust. They may also deal with matters involving non-band members with respect to business and industrial interests, such as the regulation of land leases, royalties, lumber and tourism. Band government consists of a Chief and four Councillors.

The band officials officially serve a two year term.
The current Chief and Council are:

David Crate
Chief

Chief Crate’s tenure has been marked by a persistent focus on long-term planning, strategic partnerships, environmental stewardship and economic development.

Portfolio:
Finance
Capital Projects
Land Claims
Employment & Training
Emergency Preparedness
Inter-Government Relations
Day Care/Headstart/ECD
Fisher River Economic Development Corporation
Gaming Commission
Health Services
Land Management
Natural Resources/Environment​

Darrell Thaddeus
Councillor

Darrell Thaddeus was successfully elected to council on August 19, 2009, and most recently re-elected in August 2017

Portfolio:
Finance
Policy Development
Capital Projects
Land Claims
Drug Strategy
Employment & Training
Emergency Preparedness
Inter-Government Relations
Fisher River Economic Development Corporation
Education
Public Works
Sports & Recreation
Day Care/Headstart/ECD
Education
Land Management
Youth/Jr. Chief & Council
Housing Authority
Personal Care Home
Social Development

Carl Cochrane
Councillor

Carl Cochrane was first elected to council in 2000.

Portfolio:
Finance
Policy Development
Capital Projects
Land Claims
Drug Strategy
Employment & Training
Emergency Preparedness
Inter-Government Relations
Healing Centre
Gaming
Justice/Policing
Natural Resources/Environment
Public Works
Sports & Recreation
Day Care/Headstart/ECD
Education
Fisher River Economic Development Corporation
Land Management
Youth/Jr. Chief & Council
Housing Authority
Healing Centre

Vince Crate
Councillor

Vince Crate, first elected to Council in August of 2003, served four terms until 2011. Vince did not seek re-election in August 2011, due to family reasons. He was successfully re-elected to Council in the August 2015 election.

Portfolio:
Finance
Policy Development
Capital Projects
Land Claims
Drug Strategy
Employment & Training
Emergency Preparedness
Inter-Government Relations
Gaming
Justice/Policing
Natural Resources/Environment
Public Works
Sports & Recreation
Child & Family
Health Services
Social Development

Shirley Ann Cochrane
Councillor

Shirley Anne Cochrane was successfully elected to council on August 21, 2015. She retired from Child and Family Services in 2013. During her retirement she was active with various committees as well as being on the board of directors for the Personal care home and Intertribal child and Family services.

Portfolio:
Finance
Policy Development
Capital Projects
Land Claims
Drug Strategy
Employment & Training
Emergency Preparedness
Inter- Government Relations
Child & Family Services
Education
Health Services
Healing Centre
Personal Care Home
Land Management

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