Chief & Council

Chief & Council

The First Nation community is governed by an elected Chief and four Councillors. The First Nation Council is elected under its own Band Custom Election Act and hold office for a two-year term. Council Members are responsible for all funds and programs, administrative and services areas, however each of Council Members are assigned and responsible for certain portfolios.

The current Chief and Council members are:

Chief:

Jason Daniels

jasondaniels@slfn293.ca

1-204-526-4610

 

Councillor Member:

Michael Esquash

michaelesquash@slfn293.ca

1-204-526-0715

 

Council Member:

Francine Meeches

francinemeeches@slfn293.ca

1-204-836-2101

 

Council Member:

Craig Soldier

craig.soldier@slfn293.ca

1-431-268-0229

 

Council Member:

Jason Daniels

jasondaniels@slfn293.ca

1-204-526-4610

 

Chief & Council Executive Assistant:

Leslie Hobson-Wilson

slfnadm@slfn293.ca

1-204-526-7911

Note : A Fourth Councilor will be elected shortly please see posted notification

NOTICE OF NOMINATION and BY-ELECTION
SWAN LAKE FIRST NATION MEMBERS
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Swan Lake First Nation will be held at the Swan Lake Community Hall on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for the position of one (1) Councillor of the Swan Lake First Nation for the remainder of the current term of Council. To be an elector, you must be 18 years of age or over, and be a band member of the Swan Lake First Nation.
If you are a band member of the Swan Lake First Nation and you wish to participate in your First Nation’s by-election, be advised that:
1. The nomination meeting will be held on Saturday January 6th, 2024 at the Swan Lake Community Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The by-election will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at the Swan Lake Community Hall with the polls open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2. To confirm if you are on the voters list, contact the electoral officer.
3. The voters list will be posted in at least one conspicuous place on the reserve.
4. Both on and off-reserve electors are eligible to run, and nominate or second candidates, for Councillor. To nominate, second or run for Councillor, you must be a Swan Lake band member. Nominations can be made in person at the nomination meeting or may be communicated to the electoral officer.
5. All electors may vote by mail-in ballot. The electoral officer will send mail-in ballots to all off-reserve electors for whom addresses are known. On-reserve electors may request a mail- in ballot from the electoral officer.
6. If an elector wishes to receive information from candidates, he or she must agree to have his or her address released to the candidates.
7. The election will fall under the provisions of the Indian Band Election Regulations.
For Nomination Meeting or By-Election Information contact:
-Carolyne Caribou, Electoral Officer at (204)293 – 3414 or would like to update your address please contact Lisa at the band office (204) 836 – 2101
December 7, 2023
Carolyne Caribou – Electoral Officer Date
(Note: In the event of a death in the community or other urforeseen emergency, the nomination meeting and/or election would be
held the following day.)

Swan Lake First Nation – Official list for By-election – (1) one council position
Date of election: February 17, 2024
Location – Swan Lake Community Center- polling hours – 9:00am-8:00pm
Candidates:
1. CAMERON, Farrell
2. CAMERON, Paula
3. MARTIN, Erica
4. MCKINNEY, Sean D.
5. SOLDIER, Darren
6. SOLDIER, Jason
Any election related questions can be directed to the Electoral Officer- Carolyne Caribou at (204) 293-3414.