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Chief & Council

Background

The Chief and Council are elected representatives of band members. They are responsible for local administration of community services for residents on band controlled land, including housing, roads, sanitation and welfare. The council is also responsible for the interests of band membership with regard to matters affecting Aboriginal Rights, Treaty Rights, band capital and revenue funds in trust. They may also deal with matters involving non-band members with respect to business and industrial interests, such as the regulation of land leases, royalties, lumber and tourism. Band government consists of a Chief and four Councillors.

The band officials officially serve a two year term.

The current Chief and Council are:

David Crate, C.M.
Chief

Chief Crate’s tenure has been marked by a persistent focus on long-term planning, strategic partnerships, environmental stewardship and economic development.

 

Chief Crate Portfolio:

  • Language and Cultural
  • Capital Projects
  • Day Care/Headstart/ECD
  • Drug Strategy
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employment & Training
  • Finance/Audit
  • Fisher River Economic Development Corp.
  • Gaming
  • Health Services
  • Healing Center
  • Personal Care Home
  • Inter-governmental Relations/Reconciliation
  • Land Claims
  • Land Management
  • Natural Resources/Environment
  • Child & Family Services
  • Youth/Jr.C&C
  • Justice/Policing 

Darrell Thaddeus
Councillor

Darrell Thaddeus was successfully elected to council on August 19, 2009, and most recently re-elected in August 2021.

Portfolio:

  • Finance
  • Policy Development
  • Capital Projects
  • Land Claims
  • Drug Strategy
  • Employment & Training
  • Emergency Preparedness
    Intergovernmental
  • Relations/Reconciliation
  • Fisher River Economic Development Corp.
  • Education/ECD/Headstart/Daycare
  • Health Center
  • Public Works
  • Personal Care Home
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Land Management
  • Social Development
  • Youth/Jr.C&C
  • Housing
  • Language and Cultural
  • Healing Center
  • Justice/Policing

Hillary Murdock
Councillor

Hillary will be serving her first term ever as a Councillor of Fisher River Cree Nation. She is also the 4th woman in the Community’s history to be elected on Council.

Portfolio:

  • Finance
  • Policy Development
  • Capital Projects
  • Land Claims
  • Drug Strategy
  • Employment & Training
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Intergovernmental Relations/reconciliation
  • Fisher River Economic Development Corp.
  • Education/ECD/Headstart/Daycare
  • Housing
  • Gaming
  • Health Centre
  • Personal Care Home
  • Land Management
  • Youth /Jr.C&C
  • Public Works
  • Social Development
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Language and Cultural
  • Natural
  • Resources/Environment
  • Justice/Policing
  • Healing Center

Cory Murdock
Councillor

This will be Cory’s first term as Councillor of Fisher River Cree Nation.

Portfolio:

  • Finance  
  • Policy Development 
  • Capital Projects  
  • Land Claims 
  • Drug Strategy  
  • Employment & Training 
  • Emergency Preparedness 
  • Intergovernmental Relations/reconciliation 
  • Fisher River Economic Development Corp.
  • Education/ECD/Headstart/Daycare 
  • Housing  
  • Gaming  
  • Health Centre  
  • Personal Care Home 
  • Land Management 
  • Youth /Jr.C&C  
  • Public Works  
  • Social Development 
  • Sports & Recreation  
  • Language and Cultural  
  • Natural Resources/Environment  
  • Justice/Policing 
  • Healing Center 

In Loving Memory,
Carl Cochrane
Councillor

August 21, 1955 – February 24, 2022

Chief David Crate, Councillors Darrell Thaddeus, Hillary Murdock and Cory Murdock would like to sincerely thank Councillor Carl “Poggy” Cochrane for his 20+ years of service to the community of Fisher River Cree Nation as a member of Council. Poggy’s contributions to the betterment of Fisher River Cree Nation can be felt and seen thoughout the entire community. Carl however, always had a special place in his heart of gold for Sports and Recreation events and activities in the community; whether it being participating, cutting the grass, making visitors feel welcome, prepping the ball diamonds, helping at our annual Pow Wow and the list can go on and on. First elected in 2001, Poggy’s commitment to Fisher River Cree Nation is something that absolutely does not go unnoticed, and we are happy to be able to share this with him today.

Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.

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