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Board of Directors, Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Chief Bear joined the Board of Directors in November 2016 as Chair. 

He is also serving a 7th consecutive term as Chief of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.


  • Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Saskatchewan

Awards and Accolades

  • 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)
  • Saskatchewan Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award (2017)

Chief Bear enjoys creating meaningful friendships and improving the lives of others. Being raised in Whitecap has provided him with a strong connection to the land.

He enjoys spending quality time with his grandchildren and on the land with his horses. He also enjoys canoeing the Saskatchewan River system.

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