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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner celebrates Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

  • Published - 16/03/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner congratulates Chief Tammy Cook-Searson on receiving the 2021 Indigenous Women in Leadership Award.

According to the release from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Cook-Searson was selected because she is the embodiment of what their award was designed to celebrate, she “is passionate, driven and a true ground breaker.”  And this is exactly what Chief Cook-Searson is. 

Cook-Searson was the first woman Chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and has gone on to serve six terms. During this time also serves as president of the band-owned Kitsaki Management Ltd., which employs nearly 1,000 people and owns or manages more than a dozen companies.

She has lobbied for funds to build a wellness, treatment and recover centre, and supported the community during a wildfire crisis, where she stayed steadfast and exuded calmness and leadership throughout. She is a tireless advocate on behalf of her people.

The OTC encourages and supports women to become leaders in their community. We celebrate Cook-Searson for her trail blazing work and the example she has set for women today and for our future generations of young women.