Chief Austin Bear – Chair
Chief Austin Bear is currently serving an unprecedented eleventh term as the Chief of the Muskoday First Nation. Chief Bear is happily married and has three children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is active in promoting First Nations’ traditions and culture and believes that the involvement of Elders and youth is essential in all aspects of community life. Chief Bear’s hobbies and interests are work, golf, travel, music and family time.
Dwayne Paul – Vice Chair
Former Chief of the One Arrow First Nation, Dwayne Paul served six terms as Chief of his First Nation. Dwayne Paul also served as Band Councillor for four years and held the Education portfolio. He has worked as Recreation Coordinator and Guidance Counsellor at One Arrow First Nation. He believes that DDCDC funding helps underfunded areas and helps create new initiatives on First Nations and the catchment area in many positive ways. Dwayne Paul is married to his wife, Lori, and has three beautiful children; Trevor, Gage, Reagan and one wonderful grand child, Cohen.
S. James Tucker – Rural Representative
S. James (Jim) Tucker was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan. Mr. Tucker worked for 27 years with the Bank of Montreal and seven years with Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan prior to joining Mid Sask CFDC/REDA as Loans Officer and General Manager in 1996. He is married to Rosella and they have two children Crystal and Christopher. In 2009, Mr. Tucker was blessed with grandson Gavin James Tucker. Gavin was given his first golf lesson May 14, 2011.
George E. Lafond – Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
George E. Lafond is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Mr. Lafond has been involved in First Nations education, community development and leadership for over 30 years and serves on several Boards, community organizations and sporting initiatives. Mr. Lafond currently resides in Victoria, B.C. with his wife Mary Ellen and their four children.
Myles Heidt – Urban Representative
Councillor Myles Heidt was born and raised on a Kerrobert area farm. Mr. Heidt is married to Jean and they have three children. Mr. Heidt was first elected Councillor for the City of Saskatoon in Ward #4 in 1994 and has been re-elected six times. Mr. Heidt has served on numerous City committees and enjoys golf, working on the farm and community activities in his spare time.
Senator Melvin Littlecrow – Elder/Senator
Melvin Littlecrow is a member of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. He is a respected Elder and has always carried on traditional and cultural ways of the Dakota people. Melvin has served his community throughout his life and continues to serve on various advisory committees. Melvin has been an avid horseman from the time his grandfather taught him to respect and handle horses.
Photos and bios pending for the following:
Mark Arcand, Ex. Officio
Sam Swan, Ex. Officio
Chief Shawn Longman, TATC Representative
Chief Dennis Dustyhorn, TATC Representative
Chief Greg Scott, Kinistin First Nation
Dalyn Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Leslie Pechawis, Mistawasis First Nation
Margaret Moose, Yellow Quill First Nation