Peerless Trout First Nation
Official Name: Peerless Trout First Nation
Membership Authority: Section 10 Band
*Election System: Custom Electoral System
*Council Quorum: Please contact the First Nation for the quorum information.
Chief Okemow resides in the community of Peerless Lake and is serving her first term as an elected official in the position of Chief. She decided to run for Chief as she is passionate about working with the youth and ensuring programs are in place for the benefit of all Peerless Trout First Nation members.
Chief Okemow has an extensive background in addictions having worked as a National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADP) counsellor since 2003. Her previous work experience has been with Peerless Trout First Nation and other Indigenous organizations. Her long-term goal for PTFN is to have successful youth programs that include land-based practices as well as a local treatment centre for those who require assistance and want to stay close to family.
Chief Okemow has lived her entire life in Peerless Lake where she resides with her husband. She is grateful that she can live near her family and her siblings. Her favourite part of living in Peerless Lake in the opportunities that nature provides to her. She spends many hours in the great outdoors and enjoys berry picking, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and most importantly making beautiful memories.
Corrine Alook is a PTFN Council member who was elected in the last election. She has lived in the community all her life where she was employed with the Peerless Lake School for 22 years. Corrine has been a very active member of the PTFN Volunteer Fire Department is also a volunteer for our fire department where she provides countless hours of her own time outside her work as a Council member. Corinne decided to run for Council so that she could give back to the community and help the community members. She is enjoying her time as a Council member and learning about governance and accountability to membership.
Corrine as a vision for her First Nation which is to see the community continue to develop so that it will it will prosper and grow.
Councillor Gilbert Okemow was born and raised in the community of Peerless Lake. He is serving his second term as a member of Council representing the community of Peerless Lake.
Councillor Okemow has previous work experience in construction and labour and is passionate about Economic Development. He would like to see the First Nation develop a successful business model that focuses on successful band-owned businesses and spin-off businesses for PTFN entrepreneurs.
Councillor Okemow enjoys working with the First Nation and takes pride in his involvement in community activities. He is very dedicated to community members in his role as a pastor where he provides spiritual guidance during their time of need or when they are grieving a loved one.
Councillor Okemow enjoys hunting and being out in nature. He comes from a large family and he would like to thank them for their support in his role as a council member. He also would like to thank the staff at PTFN as he appreciates their wisdom and guidance. He feels that each day he learns something new from working with them.
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First Nation Officials
*Note: Election System – The type of system used by a First Nation in the selection of its chief and councillors (can be either under the Indian Act election system, the First Nations Elections Act, a custom system, or under the provisions of a self-governing agreement).
Date modified: 2020-03-11