Ermineskin Census 2021

We need your input! This community census is asking for your opinion about programs and services offered by Ermineskin Cree Nation, along with some demographic information about yourself and your experiences. The information you provide will be used to assist with development of programs and services delivered to Ermineskin Cree Nation’s members. We appreciate that your experience may be limited to certain programs and services, but it is important that we understand your overall opinions and perceptions of the programs and services that Ermineskin Cree Nation delivers to the community. Filling out this survey will enter you in for a chance to win prizes! Confidentiality We need you to be open in your response. The information you provide will be reported collectively with no distinguishing information to any one particular individual. The completed surveys are retained by MNP LLP (MNP). All completed surveys will be deleted/shredded by MNP upon completion of the project. Important Instructions The survey will take approximately 15- 30 min to complete.


The Tribal Administrator is responsible for implementing and executing resolutions and directives passed by the Ermineskin Cree Nation Chief and Council; as well as administrating policy and procedures, and supervision of employees and departments.

Vision Statement:

Vital in the effective implementation of all services that meet the needs of Ermineskin Cree Nation

Mission Statement:

To provide leadership and administrative support in maintaining operational excellence

Value Statements:

Respect- We acknowledge and recognize the important roles of elders, leaders, citizens and staff who work for the betterment of our nation

Integrity- We are honest and have strong moral principles

Accountable- We are responsible for our actions in administering and upholding policies of Ermineskin Cree Nation

Administrator: Geraldine Hill

The Tribal Administrator is an employee and under direction of the Chief and Council.The Administrator is responsible for supervising and evaluating the work performance of all Senior Staff and provide assistance in leadership and training in all aspects of the operations. Also to be aware of the prevailing members’ attitudes including the Social and Economic conditions as judgement of this nature are required in determining the needs and requests of the membership in conjunction with Policies and Budget provisions.The Administrator must promote and encourage the participation of staff in their development, have knowledge of the organizational affairs, and discuss staff grievances objectively. The Administrator requires contact with departments, members and outside agencies.

Chief's Secretary: Rachael Lee

"My duties include establishing Ermineskin Cree Nation Chief Randy Ermineskin’s Office as the main point of contact for Jurisdictional Purposes such as: Developing and ensuring protocol is followed when in contact and communication with Industry, Government, Legal Counsels, and Ermineskin Cree Nation Members. I serve as liaison between ECN members and Chief Makinaw. When our membership has concerns on how to resolve issues they have, the Ermineskin Cree Nation and the various departments that serve our Nation work together to find solutions that fit within those programs. I bring attention to these matters on your behalf to our leadership and/or any relevant department managers or directors. All members are treated with respect and all information is kept confidential." -Rachael Lee

Administration/ Executive Assistant: Fran Minde

Under the direction of the Ermineskin Cree Nation (ECN) Chief and Council and Tribal Administrator, the incumbent in coordination with ECN Council Secretariat Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties; to work in a business-like manner and maintain a good working relationship with the ECN Chief and Council, Tribal Administrator, Assistant Tribal Administrator, Directors and Managers.To take and maintain messages for Tribal Administrator when requested. To take and maintain messages for ECN Chief and Council and Council Secretariat Coordinator when requested. To record and transcribe minutes of the ECN Chief and Council meetings when requested and to ensure that they are available as soon as possible and/or ready before next meeting for adoption.  Attend other meetings and/or public events as assigned and/or requested by Tribal Administrator and to assist in the preparation of meeting summaries to ECN Chief and Council.

Council Secretariat Coordinator: Esther Crane

"It is my responsibility to ensure Chief & Council’s monthly schedule is kept up to date and they’re made fully aware of any changes to it. I’m also the person that books meetings with various outside agencies and government offices. I take calls from members that need to bring their requests to Chief and Council, usually for a Regular meeting. I prepare agendas for C&C meetings, I do the minute taking, prepare motions and BCRs for these meetings. I make sure all these documents are filed away." -Esther Crane

Council Secretariat Assistant/Mail Clerk: Roxanne Morin

Council Secretariat Assistant/Mail Clerk is under the direction of The Administrator. This position oversees all incoming and outgoing mail to each Ermineskin Cree Nation Department. She also manages the filing process of Council documents, as well as takes messages and calls for Council when Council Secretariat is away.

Research Technician/Community Service & Wellness Interim Director: Maureen Wildcat

The incumbent is responsible in overseeing the operations of Ermineskin Cree Nation departments under the Community Services & Wellness: Neyaskweyahk Memorial Arena, Brighter Futures, Daycare Centre, Elder’s Centre, Sports & Youth Development, Tribal Support Services, and Independent Living Home and Home Care. The CS Director will ensure the CS division’s departments operate according to policies, budgets, and strategic plans. The Director will provide leadership and assist managers with all aspects of management (i.e. planning, policy development and budget controls and act as a liaison between Managers and Tribal Administrator. Position is under the supervision of the Tribal Administrator.

Strategic Planning Manager: Tamara Wildcat

The Strategic Planner is under the direction of the Tribal Administrator, the primary responsibility of this position is to insure that all Ermineskin Cree Nation Departments follow a strategic planning process and develop a department strategic plan that aligns with the ECN Chief and Council strategic plan

Community Wellness Facilitator: Gordon Minde

Under the direction of the Tribal Administrator, the incumbent is responsible for the implementation of the Community Wellness Plan and organize wellness events. The Coordinator will work with ECN executive management to ensure that all Departments incorporate wellness into their annual plans and budgets. The Coordinator will ensure that the Community Wellness Plan continuously evolves to achieve the vision of the said plan.

Events Coordinator:Elvin Wolfe

The Events Planner is responsible for supervising and overseeing the planning, design, production, promotion, profitability and overall coordination of events. The Planner is expected to delegate tasks and provide support to subordinate event planning staff to ensure event success. Sourcing venues, liaising with entertainers, speakers and exhibitors, and overseeing events are required tasks for this role. Other duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing and arranging appropriate accommodation, transportation, catering, signage, promotional materials, procurement and security. The Planner will also be required to establish and monitor the event budget within the established guidelines. Other duties will be assigned as necessary.