Community Development, Relations and Membership Secretariat

The Community Development and Community Relations Secretariat has a triple responsibility. 

It is the primary link between the Nation and the Community;

  • conveying information from the Nation to the Community, and
  • bringing information from the Community to the Nation; and
  • it encourages the community to govern itself, to develop, to be strong, to rebuild culture and language, to take responsibility for its own future and upon request, to assist the Community in all these things.

Portfolio – Chief Norman Bone, Keeseekoowenin Ojibway NationI

Staff Support – Ryan Sutherland, Secretary (Director) Secretariat 204.638.3797 Ext 1005 Email:

Scott Lynxleg, Community Developer 204.638.3797 Ext 1009 Email:

Lana Racette, Community Engagement 204.639.3797 Ext 1012 Email:

Sports and Recreation Directorate

  • The fundamental mandate of the Directorate is to develop a community-based program of sports and recreation for all ages of children, youth, adults and seniors;
  • Celebration of Nations Event;
  • Promotion and preparation for the 2020 Winter Games hosted in Pinaymootang;
  • Promotion and preparation for the 2021 Summer Games TBA;

Portfolio – Chief Barry Mckay, Tootinaowaziibing Treaty Reserve

Staff Support – Rodman Batson, Director Sports and Recreation 204.638.3797 Ext 1008 Email:

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