Guided by Our Elders

Elders play an integral role at the Board of Chiefs, Executive Council meetings, and working groups. Four Elders, each representing the Partners, is present and engaged at the Board of Chiefs meetings. In addition, one Elder participates in the Executive Council and working group meetings. It is through our Elders representation that NITHA remains grounded in its First Nation identity representing our diverse Partnership.

Our Elders are Mike Daniels, William Ratfoot, Rose Daniels, Gertie Montgrand, John Cook and Albert Fiddler.

The four Partners are unique and make their own decisions.

Relationships are principal.

Decisions are made based on consensus.

Consensus based decisions are informed and supported by the practices of gathering information from various sources, open and timely communication, and supportive learning environments.

Board of Chiefs

Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte

BOC Member
Prince Albert Grand Council

Chief Carolyn Bernard

BOC Member
Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Chief Peter A. Beatty 

BOC Member
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson 

BOC Member
Lac La Ronge Indian Band

Alternates

Vice Chief Christopher Jobb 

BOC Alternate
Prince Albert Grand Council

Chief Jonathon Sylvestre

BOC Alternate
Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Vice Chief Weldon McCallum

BOC Alternate
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation 

Councillor Mike Bird 

BOC Alternate
Lac La Ronge Indian Band

Executive Council

Shirley Woods

Prince Albert Grand Council

Flora Fiddler 

Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Arnette Weber-Beeds 

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Mary Carlson

Lac La Ronge Indian Band