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Board Chair,
Tribal Chief Felix Thomas
joined the SIGA Board of Directors in 2008. He was elected Tribal
Chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council in October 2008 and has sat on a variety of boards including IGC, IGR
and HSDC. Tribal Chief Thomas has also participated on the committee on Health for the Assembly of First
Nations. Previously, as Chief of Kinistin First Nation, Felix participated on the Chief ’s Committee for the
Assembly of First Nations. Tribal Chief Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Chief Edward Henderson
of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation joined the Board in December 2005. He is past
Chair of Little Red Reserve School Authority and Woodland Cree Board and currently serves on the boards
of PAGC Education, Forestry, Women’s Commission, Sports Culture and Recreation, Saskatchewan Indian
Equity Foundation, First Nations University of Canada and the Saskatchewan Indian Education & Training
Chief Reginald Bellerose
(2008) joined the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Board of Directors. He
was re-elected in April of 2011 to his fourth term as Chief of Muskowekan First Nation. Chief Bellerose has
a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University College in Edmonton and has completed a Masters
program in Project Management at the University of Saskatchewan.
Kevin Poock
from the Battleford Tribal Council Management Corp. was appointed to the Board in February
2012 by the Battlefords Tribal Council. Kevin is a Chartered Financial Planner who has 25 years experience
in the financial services industry. He was instrumental in the financing and opening of the first four casinos
operated by SIGA. In 1998 he joined Battlefords Tribal Council to assist their Economic Development
Division. He currently is part of a group that manages several diversified businesses, holding companies
and analyzes new opportunities for First Nations.
Chief Brian Standingready
of White Bear First Nation was first appointed to the Board in 2003, holding the
position of Chair until January 2007. In 2008, Chief Standingready rejoined the Board. He has held a variety
of positions including Chief, council member, and band manager at the White Bear First Nation. He has
also served as the district representative for the Yorkton Tribal Council and has sat on numerous boards,
committees and commissions. Chief Standingready was re-elected in 2011.
Amanda Louison
was appointed to the SIGA Board in March, 2012 and is a member of the Kahkewistahaw
First Nation representing the Yorkton Tribal Council. This is the third time she has served on SIGA’s Board.
Amanda holds a diploma in Associate Administration from the University of Regina. She was elected the
first female Chief for Kahkewistahaw First Nation in 1995, and served on her Band Council for five terms.
In 2003- 2004 she was appointed Tribal Chief by acclamation. She is currently working as a consultant
with experience in specific claims negotiations and elections.
Bob Gerow
was appointed to the SIGA Board of Directors by the Agency Chiefs Tribal Council (ACTC) in
2008. Bob, a member of the Victoire Métis Local, has worked in First Nations Education and Administration
for the past 37 years. He is V.P. of Askiy Forest Management and he is currently the Executive Director with
the Agency Chiefs Tribal Council. Bob holds a B.A., B. ED, P.G.D. and Master of Education (M.Ed).
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