Dr. Ron Martin
of the Fond-du-Lac First Nation was appointed to the SIGA Board on October 2012.
Dr. Martin completed his Native Law Program, a bachelor of arts advanced degree in sociology, bachelor
of science advanced degree in anatomy, certified director training and a doctor of medical dentistry degree.
Dr. Martin owns and operates a busy and expanding dental practice (Dene Dent Family Dentistry) on
Treaty 4 territory near Fort Qu’Appelle.
Chief Kenny Moccasin
joined the SIGA Board in December 2015. Chief Moccasin was elected in 2011
and more recently in 2015 to the position of Chief of the Saulteaux First Nation. Prior to being elected as a
band councillor, Chief Moccasin completed his Computer Information Technology diploma and worked in the
education system for eight years as a computer technician/networking/teacher at the Saulteaux Heritage
School and the NNEC School Division. He currently represents Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC) on
the SIGA Board and was recently appointed as Tribal Chief in October 2015.
Chief Marie Anne Daywalker-Pelletier
was appointed from the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council in
early January 2013 to the SIGA Board. Currently she is the Chief of Okanese First Nation, and has filled the
position since March, 1981 – serving a total of 35 consecutive years to date. Chief Daywalker-Pelletier has
sat on many boards and obtained professional director designation in 2015. Currently she is the chair of the
Saskatchewan Indian Women’s Commission, chair of the TFHQ Safe Shelters and a commission member of
the Health and Social Development Commission.
from the Battleford Tribal Council Management Corp. was appointed to the Board in February
2012 by the Battlefords Tribal Council. Poock 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.
Chief Delbert Wapass
is a fluent speaker of the Cree language. He is from Thunderchild First Nation.
Chief Wapass holds a bachelor’s degree in native studies from the University of Regina, and a master’s of
education from the University of Saskatchewan. Chief Wapass has previously served with the Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations as both the second and third vice chief, with portfolio experience in economic
development, education and health. A very traditional and cultural person, Chief Wapass was raised by his
grandparents on the Thunderchild First Nation.
Ted Quewezance – Senator FSIN
is from the Keeseekoose First Nation. Elected to council in 1977,
he served eight years. Quewezance also served as communications officer with the Saskatchewan Indian
Federated College was later the chief of staff for the FSIN for eight years. He was elected in 1995 as
Chief of his community and served three consecutive terms. He also served as an advisor to the Assembly
of First Nations for the residential school file. Quewezance continues to travel across Canada at speaking
engagements as a survivor of residential schools.
Elder Edward Baldhead
Ruby Williams – Board Secretary