Transfer and transformation are guided by a three-part governance structure that includes:
Six First Nations regional Caucuses
Each Caucus, through its own process, is responsible for appointing that number of persons who are either a Chief or a Councillor 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.
|Caucus 1 Keewatin Tribal Council||Caucus 2 Swampy Cree Tribal Council||Other Caucuses|
|1. Barren Lands First Nation||1. Marcel Colomb First Nation||Caucus 3|
Pimicikamak Cree Nation
|2. Northlands Denesuline First Nation||2. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation||Caucus 4|
Norway House Cree Nation
|3. Sayisi Dene Denesuline Nation||3. Chemawawin Cree Nation||Caucus 5|
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
|4. Fox Lake Cree Nation||4. Misipawistik Cree Nation||Caucus 6|
O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation
|5. Tataskweyak Cree Nation||5. Mosakahiken Cree Nation|
|6. War Lake First Nation||6. Opaskwayak Cree Nation|
|7. York Factory First Nation||7. Sapotaweyak Cree Nation|
|8. Shamattawa First Nation||8. Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation|
|9. Bunibonibee Cree Nation|
|10. God’s Lake First Nation|
|11. Manto Sipi 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.
|Caucus||Representatives (KIOC)||Based on Total Population|
|Keewatin Tribal Council||Chief Richard Hart|
Chief Morris Beardy
Councillor Leroy Spence
|Swampy Cree Tribal Council||Chief Nelson Genaille|
Councillor Wanda Bighetty
Councillor Dale Knutson
Councillor Annie Ballantyne
Councillor Franklin Turner
|Pimicikamak Cree Nation||Chief David Monias|
Councillor Donnie McKay
Councillor Shirley Robinson
|Norway House Cree Nation||Chief Larson Anderson|
Councillor Deon Clarke
Councillor Anthony Apetagon
|Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation||Vice-Chief Cheryl Moore|
Councillor Kim Linklater
|O-Pipon-na-piwin Cree Nation||Councillor Jonathan Soulier||1,700|
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:
- Shayna Ouskan: Keewatin Tribal Council
- Fred Martin & Grace Pelly: 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 Directors
The Board of Directors have a broad range of skills and experience enabling them to act together effectively to fulfill the mandate of Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin (KIM).
There are criteria set out in the KIM bylaws that Board of Directors (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