Chief Bobby Cameron

Chief Bobby Cameron

Chief of FSIN

Chief Bobby Cameron:

As a member of Witchekan Lake First Nation located in Treaty Six territory (northern Saskatchewan), Chief Bobby Cameron has spent the majority of his life maintaining strong ties to culture, language and identity. As an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman – Chief Cameron advocates and understands the significance of First Nation culture and tradition with respect to keeping close ties to traditional lands.  He is currently in his 2nd term as Chief of Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, a Treaty and Inherent Rights organization that represents 74 First Nations, and over 160,000 First Nation people. He also served one term as a Vice-Chief for FSIN previously. He is also the Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Chief Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina.  Chief Cameron is a strong advocate for Treaty and Inherent Rights for future generations of First Nations people.


AFN Regional Chief

  • International lobby efforts including the United Nations
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples application and implementation
  • National Education Portfolio: Post-Secondary Co-Lead
  • First Nation Labour Force (ASETS)
  • Chiefs Committee on Health
  • AFN Youth Council Reps
  • AFN Management Committee

Legislative Assembly

Executive Council/Indian Gov’t Commission


Treaty Governance Office

First Nations Bank of Canada

Gaming Commission

  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
  • First Nations Trust
  • Community Development Corporations

Intergovernmental Relations

(International, Federal, Provincial, Municipal)

  • Chamber of Commerce


Indigenous Gaming Regulators

  • Goal of IGR is to license and regulate on-reserve chartable gaming activities for those First Nations that have designated IGR as their regulator


  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
  • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Emergency Management


David Pratt

David Pratt

1st Vice Chief

David Pratt is a strong believer in the Treaty Right to education. He also stresses that traditional knowledge along with education provides survival in both worlds. He has a deep appreciation in language retention so everyone can maintain their identity as Indigenous people. As an elected Vice-Chief, David is a strong advocate for Treaty protection and Enhancing Inherent Rights.

 FSIN Vice-Chief David Pratt is member of the Muscowpetung First Nation. His parents are the late Bill Pratt and Late Isabel Pratt nee: Cote. He is the youngest of 15 siblings. David’s father Bill was on council for 25 years, including other family members. Sister Liz served as Chief. David was inspired by his late father.

 Vice-Chief Pratt graduated with distinction at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, receiving a Teaching degree from the Indian Teachers Education Program (ITEP).
His goals are to improve the lives and living conditions of First Nation people in Saskatchewan and Canada.

 David portfolio includes the Health and Social Development commission along with Indigenous Gaming Regulators.



Health & Social Development Commission

    •  Protecting and promoting Inherent, Treaty and
      Indigenous peoples right to health
    •  Development of Supportive/Model Legislation on Health
    •  Transitioning Control of Health to First Nations
    •  FSIN Health & Wellness Strategy
    •  MOU on Health and Wellness
    • Indian Child and Family Services (ICFS)
    • Child Welfare Legislative Review
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits/Navigating access issues
    • Cultural Responsive Framework
    • Indigenous and Contemporary Health
    • Environmental Health
    • Health Accord
    • Health Careers Promotion/Strategies
    • Electronic Health Records/Panorama
    • Nat. Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
    • FN Addictions Rehabilitation Foundation (FNARF)
    • Off-reserve Health Care/Disabilities
    • Urban Protocol with Tribal Councils
    • Sask. First Nations Disabilities Strategy
    • First Nations Statistics-RHS/FNREEES
    • Mental Health/Wellness Strategy
    • Coalition Linking Science and Action Program
    • Head Start/Daycare
    • Youth Empowerment – ***Shared with Vice Chief Aly
Edward “Dutch” Lerat

Edward “Dutch” Lerat

2nd Vice Chief

Edward (Dutch) Lerat is a member of the Cowessess First Nation of Saskatchewan, Canada. Edward has served Indian Governments of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations for a period of 19 years. During this time he served as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Saskatchewan Indians and later got seconded to the Federal Government in Ottawa as Special Assistant to Minister Argue. In 1984 he was elected as Second Vice-Chief for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, in 1995 he began his fifth term with the FSIN as an elected Vice-Chief. During this period of time, Mr. Lerat served on many Boards and Commissions, and was Regional Vice-Chief to the Assembly of First Nations of Canada.

In February, 1996, Vice-Chief Edward (Dutch) Lerat was seconded to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority as Acting Chief Executive Officer. Edward was an instrumental player in the establishment of Casinos in four Saskatchewan Communities under First Nations jurisdiction and control.

From August, 1996 to June 2000, Mr. Lerat was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

In April 2004, Edward was elected Urban Councillor for the Cowessess First Nation and has served two consecutive terms. He continues to be instrumental in pursuing programs and services for the Urban Cowessess Membership.

In October 2009, Edward was elected Third Vice Chief for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.


SIEF Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation (SIEF)

  • Developing a strong economic base among First Nations through board governance involvement


Treaty Rights Protections Fund

Indian Resource Council

Indian Residential Schools, Day Scholars & Day

Bold Eagle

  • Providing aboriginal youth with opportunity to experience military life
  • Facilitation of informed transition into the Primary Reserve or Regular Force if they choose
  • Bold Eagle Culture 

Lands & Resources Commission

  • Natural Resource Transfer Agreement Management
  • Treaty Land Entitlement & Specific Claims
  • Forestry, Mining and Water Resources
  • Future Sharing (Resource Benefit Sharing)
  • Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Gathering
  • Land use Management = Public Works & Infrastructure
  • Duty to Consult
  • Environmental Impact Assessments 

Emergency Management

Economic & Community Development Commission

  • Community Economic Opportunities Program
  • On/Off Reserve housing 
  • CMHC


  • License and regulate the on-reserve charitable gaming
Aly Bear

Aly Bear

3rd Vice Chief

Aly Bear is the Third Vice Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), a proud mother to her two daughters, a lawyer and a descendant of Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Nehiyaw heritage from the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.

Prior to being elected to the FSIN Executive Council, Vice Chief Bear dedicated herself to advancing her education, attending the University of Saskatchewan, and earning a bachelor’s degree with a major in Sociology and a minor in Indigenous Studies (with distinction). She went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, in 2020. Vice Chief Bear was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2021. She worked on a wide range of files, however, her passion and primary focus as a lawyer has been, and continues to be, revitalizing and implementing traditional Indigenous laws and finding expression for these laws in modern-day Indigenous governance structures.

Vice Chief Bear has taken on leadership roles in her own Nation, within the College of Law and has been an advocate for First Nations women and MMIWG2+. This passion of advocacy brought her to hold the Women’s Commission Portfolio for the FSIN, where she has been working on bringing the Red Eagle Lodge to life while asserting the Declaration to Honour First Nation Women and Girls to be adopted by all levels of government including within First Nations institutions.

Vice Chief Bear is the third woman to be elected to the FSIN’s executive council. Vice Chief Bear has already successfully assembled the Youth Legislative Assembly, which has not happened in the past five years. There are now two newly elected youth representatives who she will mentor and work with to build a regional FSIN Youth Association.

Vice Chief Bear also holds the Education portfolio for the FSIN. Where she has been working with different First Nations regarding access to funding for post-secondary, language revitalization and land-based curriculum development initiatives through asserting and implementing our Treaty and Inherent Rights and holding the government accountable for what is owed.


Justice Commission

  • Justice & Community Safety
  • Policing Agreements
  • Special Investigations Unit
  • Corrections
  • Anti-Gang & Crime Initiatives
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Indian Justice Council
  • Liaising with RCMP, Municipal, Provincial Policing Authorities
  • Implement Regional Community Safety Protocol

First Nations Women’s Commission

  • MMIWG, Violence Against Women
  • Fetal Alcohol Effects/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Women’s Leadership Development


Craig McCallum

Craig McCallum

4th Vice Chief



Education & Training Commission

  • Elementary/Secondary/Post-Secondary Education
  • Federal Legislative initiative
  • Provincial task force recommendations
  • Science and Math Program
  • First Nation Youth Summer Student Employment
  • Language & Culture


  • SFNVA Assembly
  • Rememberance Days Grave Marker Projects

Sports and Recreation

  • Sports and Recreation Board
  • First Nations Winter and Summer Games
  • National Aboriginal Hockey Championship
  • FSIN Adult and Youth Treaty Tournaments
  • North Amerincan Indigenous Games

FSIN Youth

  • FSIN Youth Assembly & Fundraising
  • FSIN Youth Council building with First Nations, Tribal Councils and Independent Bands
  • Youth Gathering and Workshops
  • Youth Empowerment


  • Provides additional capacity and offsets administrative supports to Saskatchewan’s LFD agencies. SITAG is managed by SIIT and receives staff, facility and technical support to undertake ISET’ business


  • Sasktchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  • First Nation University of Canada

Urban Development Committee

  • Urban Business Development