Chief Bear joined the Board of Directors in November 2016 as Chair. He is also serving a seventh consecutive mandate as Chief of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and is an established businessman.
The Chief holds a Business Administration Certificate and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
His illustrious career has been marked by notable awards such as the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan (2005), The Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2011), Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Lifetime Achievement Award (2016), and Saskatchewan Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award (2017).
Chief Bear enjoys his time creating meaningful friendships and continues to work towards improving the quality of life for others. Being raised in Whitecap has provided him with a strong connection to the land in the community. He spends his free time with his grandchildren and enjoys spending quality time on the land with his horses and canoeing the Saskatchewan River system that runs through the community.