Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation is an Asinīskāwiyiniwak (Rocky Cree) First Nation band government in northern Saskatchewan consisting of eight communities: Amisk Lake, Deschambeault Lake, Kinoosao, Pelican Narrows, Prince Albert, Sandy Bay, Southend and Sturgeon Landing. The administrative centre of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation is Pelican Narrows.
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation is governed by a Chief and Council, elected for two-year terms. There are 14 elected councilors, two each from Southend, Sandy Bay, and Deschambault Lake, five from Pelican Narrows, and one each from Amisk Lake (Denare Beach), Sturgeon Landing, and Prince Albert. The centralized Government of the First Nation is located in Prince Albert, Sk.
The current elected chief is Peter A. Beatty. Beatty was previously an elected councillor from Deschambault Lake, Saskatchewan and had been for 10 consecutive 2 year terms. He was first elected in 2013, when he beat former Chief Harold Linklater in a 2-person election for chief of the 10,000 strong PBCN in April 17th, 2013 winning by a convincing margin of over 400 votes. Former Chief McCallum declined to seek re-election after 3 consecutive terms. That same year, 11 of the 14 councillor seats were also won by new candidates and only 3 incumbents retained their seats.
- 2018-present: Adolph ballantyne
- 2013-past: Peter A. Beatty
- 2007-2013: Darrell McCallum
- 2005-2007: Harold Linklater
- 2001-2005: Ronald Michel
- 1999-2001: Susan (Linklater)/ Custer
- 1985-1999: Ronald Michel
- 1979-1985: Joseph Custer
- 1975-1979: Phillip Morin
- 1973-1975: Albert Ratt
- 1971-1973: Arthur Morin
- 1969-1971: Simon Linklater
- 1958-1969: Peter Linklater
- 1956-1957: Simon Linklater
- 1954-1956: Vacant
- 1948-1954: Simon Linklater
- 1939-1948: Solomon Merasty
- 1930-1939: Joe Highway
- 1922-1930: Cornelius Ballantyne (Bear)
- 1911-1922: Peter Ballantyne
People from Peter Ballantyne Cree FN
- Rick Harp, Co-founder and president of the INDIGENA Creative Group; former host/producer with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN); set up mediaINDIGENA.com (an interactive, multimedia magazine dedicated to Indigenous news, views and creative expression); served as Artistic Director for the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival.
- Gary Merasty from Pelican Narrows
- Eldon Preston
- Dr. Bonita Beatty from Deschambault Lake
- Judge Gerald M. Morin, First Aboriginal Person to be appointed as a Judge to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan
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