Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs

Chiefs Messages

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Chief Bradley Swiftwolfe...text to come

Chief Ben Weenie is currently Chief of the Young Chippewayan First Nation (Stoney Knoll). Ben has taken many roles in First Nation Community leadership development. He is presently working on the Stoney Knoll land claim and is making progress in that area. His past employment experiences range from policy Development, Counseling and prevention, developing Strategies in social programming and various other social and health initiatives. Ben's Education includes gambling intervention, intervention assessment treatment, board of directors training, Nechi training, management training, facilitator, employment counseling, and Grade 12 diploma. His awards and recognitions include the Battlefords District Multicultural Council Award (1996) and the Canadian Aboriginal Award (Culture Category). Ben is committed to assisting and developing cultural appropriate programs to meet the needs of First Nations as well a sound and responsible staff providing service to First Nations. He has a large family and resides at Sweetgrass First Nation and has a very keen and active interest in Native Culture activities.

Chief Lori Whitecalf....text to come

Chief Larry Davis Ahenakew B.A., Chief of the Ahtahkakoop First Nation, was born and raised on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation. He represents the Battleford Agency Tribal Council Inc. Chief Ahenakew attended and graduated from the Shell lake School of Shell lake, Saskatchewan. He went on to pursue a higher level of education and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a Native Studies Degree with a Minors in Sociology, Political Studies and Commerce. He entered into the workforce with his band as Director of Post Secondary, Education Coordinator, and Director of Social Development. He then ran for political office at his reserve as Band Councilor for twelve years, before deciding to run for Chief. He successfully became Chief upon his first time running for office and completing a three year term and recently became re- elected by his people. He is a firm believer in accountability and transparency in all levels of government. Being transparent is something that Chief Ahenakew and his council have worked towards. Chief Ahenakew and his wife Iona, have one daughter named Stacy and son in law, Dustin, also one beautiful granddaughter that makes all his hectic, stressful job a joy, a joy to come home to at the end of the day!

Chief Stewart Baptiste text to come...

Chief Leo Moccasin text to come...

BATC - Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs