Governance

Peerless Trout First Nation

Official Name: Peerless Trout First Nation

Number: 478

Membership Authority: Section 10 Band

*Election System: Custom Electoral System

*Council Quorum: Please contact the First Nation for the quorum information.

Gladys Okemow

Chief

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

Councillor

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.

Paul Houle

Councillor

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Judy Sinclair

Councillor

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Mark Cardinal

Councillor

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First Nation Officials