Treaty 2 Territory – The Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory send accolades to Ocean Man First Nation as they recently re-elected Chief Connie Big Eagle.
Ocean Man First Nation located in southeastern Saskatchewan, is a Treaty 4 signatory located in Treaty 2 Territory.
Chief Big Eagle has been involved in the leadership capacity for her Nation, for 18 years; after acquiring the passion and drive from her late mother, Laura. The Late Chief Laura Big Eagle was first elected in 1990, after successful negotiation resulting in Ocean Man First Nation re-established. She served her community until her passing.
“I would always be with her. I saw her at the table speaking and advocating for the people of Whitebear,” says Chief Connie Big Eagle referring to her mother. “She ended up becoming the head negotiator to re-establish Ocean Man.” Big Eagle’s late mother was her role model throughout her life and is fortunate to have been by her mother’s side through it all. In 1997, the Nation was noted for being the only Canadian First Nation with an all-female Chief and Council.
With great pride, we, the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory congratulate Chief Big Eagle on her re-election, as well as her council who have been elected to lead their Nation; Councillor Craig Big Eagle, Councillor Faye Mcarthur, Councillor Tammy Lynn Ewack, and Councillor Carla Bison.
Miigwech for continuing to hoist the Treaty 2 Territory Flag in your Nation. We look forward to continued unity, and friendship with your Ocean Man First Nation Chief, Council, and Membership.
Submitted by: Marlene Davis, Communications Keeper
Last modified: June 11, 2021