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Governance Overview:

Transfer and transformation are guided by a three-part governance structure that includes:

Six First Nation regional caucuses


Each Caucus, through its own process, is responsible for appointing that number of persons who are either a Chief or a Councilor of a First Nation to serve on the Keewatinohk Inniniw Okimowin Council (KIOC), as set out in the bylaws to serve as the members.

            There are currently 6 caucuses representing 23 First Nation communities.

There are currently 6 caucuses representing 23 First Nation communities

Caucus 1
Keewatin Tribal Council
Caucus 2
Swampy Cree Tribal Council
Other Caucuses
– Barren Lands First Nation
– Northlands Denesuline First Nation
– Sayisi Dene Denesuline Nation
– Fox Lake Cree Nation
– Tataskweyak Cree Nation
– War Lake First Nation
– York Factory First Nation
– Shamattawa First Nation
– Bunibonibee Cree Nation
– God’s Lake First Nation
– Manto Sipi Cree Nation
– Marcel Colomb First Nation
– Matias Colomb Cree Nation
– Chemawawin Cree Nation
– Misipawistik Cree Nation
– Mosakahiken Cree Nation
– Opaskwayak Cree Nation
– Sapotaweyak Cree Nation
– Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation
Caucus 3
Pimicikamak Cree Nation

Caucus 4
Norway House Cree Nation

Caucus 5
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Caucus 6
O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation

Keewatinohk Inniniw Okimowin Council (KIOC)

            Members are appointed by each Caucus and must be a Chief or Councilor of a First Nation. This group forms the membership of the corporation. 

The KIOC appoints the Board of Directors, advocates for Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin, and is the only part of the governance structure with the authority to change the bylaws.

CAUCUSRepresentatives (KIOC)Based on Total Population
Caucus 1 Keewatin Tribal CouncilChief Richard Hart
Chief Morris Beardy
Councillor Leroy Spence

Caucus 2 Swampy Cree Tribal CouncilChief Nelson Genaille
Councillor Wanda Bighetty
Councillor Dale Knutson
Councillor Annie Ballantyne
Councillor Franklin Turner
Caucus 3 Pimicikamak Cree NationChief David Monias
Councillor Donnie McKay
Councillor Shirley Robinson
Caucus 4 Norway House Cree NationChief Larson Anderson
Councillor Deon Clarke
Councillor Anthony Apetagon
Caucus 5 Nisichawayasihk Cree NationVice-Chief Cheryl Moore
Councillor Kim Linklater
Caucus 6 O-Pipon-na-piwin Cree NationCouncillor Jonathan Soulier1,700
*New Caucus’ can be added as more communities or community groupings wish to join  

Health Transformation Facilitators

Each caucus region has a Health Transformation Facilitator (HTF) who will meet with community members to facilitate discussions and informational events. Health Transformation Facilitators are guided by the Keewatinohk Inniniw Okimowin Council (KIOC) priorities, which include ensuring that everyone has a voice and opportunity to be involved. This is especially important for youth and Elders. Community members and health staff are encouraged to participate in the discussions with their HTF at the community-level by offering their input via email, phone conversation, text, in person, by invitation, by visits, or at a public forum. Leadership relies upon the HTFs to inform community members about KIM.

Here are the current HTF representatives:

  • Roberta Wavey & Shayna Ouskan: Keewatin Tribal Council
  • Fred Martin: Swampy Cree Tribal Council / Intertribal Health 
  • Sandy Robinson: Pimicikamak Cree Nation
  • Eileen Apetagon: Norway House Cree Nation
  • Natalie Spence: Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
  • Wanda Moose: O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation

Board of Director

The Board of Directors have a broad range of skills and experience enabling them to act together effectively to fulfil the mandate of Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin (KIM).

There are criteria set out in the KIM bylaws that Board of Director (click here for details) members must fit in order to be eligible.

The Board of Directors are responsible for the overall affairs of KIM. Members are selected by the Keewatinohk Inniniw Okimowin Council (KIOC).

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin’s current Board of Directors.

                        Frank Turner

                        Loretta Bayer

                        Florence Duncan

                        Miranda Sutherland

                        Diane Flett

                        Grace Kyoon-Achan

                        Raymond Robinson

                        Sarah Samuel

                        Glenda Sandy

                        Myra Tait

Annual Reports

2020 2022 Annual Report – Click to download

2021 2022 Annual Report – Click to download