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Executive Director - West Region Tribal Council Health Department Operations

Welcoming Remarks:

It gives me great pleasure to invite the First Nation Public of the West Region Tribal Council area; the West Region Tribal Council Leadership; the West Region Tribal First Nation area Human Resources; the Federal Government of Canada; the Provincial Governments of Canada; the general public of Canada; the general public of the United Sates of America; and other world wide interested individuals, to visit the Web Site of the West Region Tribal Council Health Department.

History:

The West Region Tribal Council Health Department was established in 1998 as a result of a supportive Tribal Council Resolution (TCR) from the Tribal Chiefs. Based on this movement, a Tribal Health Board of Governance was put in place, represented by an elected Banc Councillor from each First Nation Community of the West Region area. The following First Nation individuals were instrumental in establishing the Health Department: (All these individuals believed that achievements and accomplishments can become reality, with dedicated and committed work efforts)

•Mr. Arnold Bone (Band Councillor of Keeseekoowenin First Nation)
•Ms. Charlotte Nepinak (Former Band Councillor of Skownan First Nation)
•Mr. Ronald Moar (Former Band Council of Ochichakosipi First Nation)
•Mr. Les Shannacappo (Health Director of Rolling River First Nation)
•Ms. Margaret Racette (Former Band Councillor of Ebb and Flow First Nation)
•Ms. Margaret Thompson (Former Band Councillor of Pine Creek First Nation)
•Chief James Tanner (Former Chief of Gambler First Nation)
•Mr. Rod Young (Former Executive Director of the West Region Tribal Council Inc. Office
•Ms. Gloria J. Cameron (WRTCHD - Former Executive Director of Health)
•Ms. Hilda Bone (Former Wellness Worker of Keeseekoowenin First Nation)
•Ms. Caroline Chartrand (WRTCHD - Director of Nursing)
•Mr. Peter Skobel (WRTCHD - Environmental Health Officer)
On May 25, 1998 the West Region Tribal Council Health Department (WRTCHD) placed an under ground one hundred (100) year "Time Capsule" with the Fort Dauphin Museum of Dauphin, Manitoba. The "Time Capsule" will be opened in 2098, by the future generation of the First Nation Tribal Public. The "Time Capsule" provided the opportunity for the West Region Tribal Council Health Department to give an overview of the existing leadership; existing health resources; issues of address leading to achievable mission and vision statements; Treaty Right to Health Statements; and future endeavors.

Current Status:

The West Region Tribal Council Health Department (WRTCHD) is a First Nation Tribal Health Services Delivery Organization serving seven (7) First Nation Ojibway Communities. We provide a wide range of Community Based Health Services to the First Nation Tribal Public, in cooperation and respect with the First Nation Community Health Centres. The Tribal Health Services are very dignified and public oriented, while keeping in mind the First Nation Community Based Health Visions. The West Region Tribal Council Health Department (WRTCHD) is well versed; technically equipped and oriented; highly professional; strategically organized; and accountable to the tribal public. We are proud of the achievements and successes, while mindful of future planning and development.

Our Future

With the blessing of the Great Creator, the West Region Tribal Council Health Department will continue to work toward the betterment of First Nation Health Care. We cannot predict the future, but as a Tribal Nation, we can put forth our holistic efforts for positive change for the betterment of the peoples.

Megwetch!

Diane McDonald
Executive Director of Health

West Region Tribal Council Health Department

 

 

  • Rolling River

  • Ebb & Flow

  • Keeseekowenin

  • Pine Creek First Nation