Executive Council

Back row: left to right

  • Chief Larry Ahenakew - Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation
  • Chief Lorie Whitecalf - Sweetgrass First Nation
  • Chief Sylvia Weenie - Stoney Knoll First Nation
  • Chief Kenny Moccasin - Saulteaux First Nation

Front row: left to right 

  • Chief Tanya Aguilar-Antiman - Mosquito Grizzly Bears Head Lean Man First Nation (MGBHLM)
  • Chief Cheryl Kahpeaysewat - Moosomin First Nation - Tribal Chair

Missing from photo:  

  • Chief Lux Benson - Red Pheasant Cree Nation 
Executive Team


Joan Bear - Chief Executive Officer

Working as team to move the BATC Strategic Plans forward in the coming year. BATC will be a leader in multiple areas with a highly skilled team adopting the organizational values of Balance, Accountability, Transparency,  and Culture.


 Trudy Kern CFO

Trudy Kern -  Chief Financial Officer

BATC is in a positive financial position and are moving forward with a strong business and financial plan to support the future and continued growth of our organization.  Our strong financial team takes pride in working as a team with BATC management to ensure a strong dedication throughout the organization to financial compliance, as well as our commitment to accountability and transparent reporting to our leaders and membership.


 - Chief Operations Officer

With the growth we have experienced in our first 10 years, compounded with the impact of our vision aspirations, governance’s focus has been Best and Next Practices.  Building our Organizational Capabilities in order to manage the changes needed to accomplish new goals.


Keys to growth lie in successful capacity development of all operations.