Chief and Council


Vision Statement

Ermineskin Cree Nation is united, strong, healthy and sovereign.

Mission Statement

To practice and protect Cree traditions and treaties, that foster self-reliance, create a safe community with a vibrant economy.

Value Statements

- Respect

We acknowledge and recognize the important roles of leaders, members, staff and Elders who work for the betterment of our community.

- Honest

We will keep our word, be truthful with everyone and live up to the traditional laws and values of the Ermineskin Cree Nation.

- Accountable

We assure that our conduct and communications shall be above reproach and of an exemplary nature that will reflect favourably on the Ermineskin Cree Nation Council and membership.

- Fair

We are fair and just, treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Administration Staff:

Chief's Secretary: Rachael Lee

Administration/ Executive Assistant: Fran Minde

Council Secretariat Coordinator: Esther Crane

Council Secretariat Assistant/Mail Clerk: Roxanne Morin

Strategic Planning Manager: Tamara Wildcat

Events Coordinator: Elvin Wolfe

Community Wellness Coordinator: Gordon Minde

Ermineskin Chief and Council Articles and Media Releases:


Post from Chief Randy Ermineskin Septemer 17th, 2023

"I want to begin with cheering on all our students who returned to school these past few weeks whether it be grade school on up to college, university and even back into continuing education. It’s never too late to start. Keep your dreams. I also want to congratulate our Ermineskin nation members who received their certificates, diplomas and degrees this past weekend at Maskwacis Cultural Colleges Grad ceremony. We are very proud of your accomplishments. "

Message from the Chief, Concerns on Drug Use and Abuse

"First of all, I want to recognize each Ermineskin tribal member for envisioning a healthy community. "


"Chiefs Call on Canada to Halt Repealing the Indian Act and Meet with Treaty Nations About Unfinished Treaty Business"

Chiefs of Canada's First Nations call on feds on National Indigenous Peoples Day

"On Wednesday, National Indigenous Peoples Day, chiefs of Canada’s Treaty Lands are calling on the federal government to halt the repealing of the Indian Act and meet with the nations on unfinished treaty business, something they say has yet to happen thus far."


“Candidates in the upcoming ECN Chief and Council elections will need to come in for criminal record checks sooner than later. Be advised, it takes up to 2 weeks for the RCMP to get them back, so candidates are advised to put in the requests 2.5 weeks prior to the date that the criminal record checks are due." REMINDER FROM EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: the ECN Custom Election Law requires criminal record checks and affidavits of residency two weeks prior to the nominate date. This means that you will need to request your criminal record check up to 4 weeks before the nomination date.” For more information please contact: External Affairs 780-585-3741

Response To Catholic Church Statement on the Doctrine of Discovery, Ermineskin Cree Nation – Treaty Six Territory

The Roman Catholic Church issued a Joint Statement of the Dicasteries for Culture and Education and for Promoting Integral Human Development on the “Doctrine of Discovery”. The Church after extensive research has concluded that the Doctrine of Discovery is not valid. It cannot be used to “claim” our territories, lands and resources.

Ermineskin Cree Nation's Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. becomes the largest shareholder of First Nations Bank of Canada

First Nations Bank of Canada and Ermineskin Cree Nation proudly announce that Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. is now the largest shareholder of the Bank, owning 18% of FNBC and increasing the financial institution’s Indigenous ownership to 87%. "In 1996, the founders of First Nations Bank of Canada invested capital in creating a bank focused on serving Indigenous customers with the services, focus and respect they deserved from their financial institution. Today, after 25 years in business, FNBC is still attracting Indigenous shareholders who appreciate the services we offer and the value we create for." - Keith Martell, President & CEO.

Press Conference June 27, 2022 Maskwacis Chief's Press Conference regarding the Vatican announcement of the Pope's visit to Maskwacis

To watch click on link below

Video Updates and Greetings from the Chief and Council: