External Affairs

External Affairs

Department information:

Location: Administration Building

Mailing Address: PO Box 219 Maskwacis AB T0C-1N0

Telephone: (780) 585-3741 (Ext:#259)

Fax:(780) 585-2550

Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm


The Ermineskin External Affairs Department is responsible for the operational activities of Litigation, Membership, Restorative Justice, Tribal Law and Children’s Services. In addition to this, External Affairs works with leadership and administration on various matters that affect Ermineskin Cree Nation. On a broader level, it endeavors to maintain and protect the interests of the Ermineskin Cree Nation of Treaty 6 with respect to long term commitments to treaty rights by keeping informed of developments regarding Federal, Provincial and International legislations and developments that may affect Ermineskin Cree Nation. Services offered by the External Affairs department include notary/commissioner and Political Sponsorship for elders

Staff Information:

External Affairs Director: Danika Lightning

Tribal Law Coordinator: Josh Littlechild

Restorative Justice: Blaine Raine

Political Analyst: René McCarthy

Child Welfare Research Consultant: Chrystal Littlechild-Hill

Child Welfare Assistant: Debra Strongman-Omeasoo

Aboriginal Case Specialist: Marilyn Littlechild)

Youth and Family Support Worker: Stephanie Littlechild

Kinship Care Worker: Lenni Littlechild