This page provides an overview of the various advisors for Health Transformation. They include:
- Chiefs’ Health Action Table
- Elders and Knowledge Keepers Committee
- Health Transformation Advisory Circle
- Gender-Based Violence Advisory Circle
Chiefs’ Health Action Table
The Chiefs’ Health Action Table (CHAT) serves an advisory and leadership role throughout the process of implementing SCO Health Transformation initiatives.
CHAT guides our team by providing direction, identifying issues, and working with other leadership to build support for the process.
Chief Gordon Bluesky, CHAT Chair, Brokenhead First Nation
Chief Sheldon Kent, Black River First Nation
Chief Lola Thunderchild, Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation
Chief Donny Smoke, Dakota Plains First Nation
Chief Cornell McLean, Lake Manitoba First Nation
Chief Kyra Wilson, Long Plain First Nation
Chief Cameron Catcheway, Skownan First Nation
SCO Youth Chief Tréchelle Bunn, Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation
SCO Youth Chief John Dorie, Sagkeeng First Nation
Gloria Rach, Tribal Health Director, Dakota Ojibway Health Services
Tyler Geisler, Tribal Health Director, Interlake Tribal Reserves Council
Candace Linklater, Tribal Health Director, Southeast Resource Development Council
Diane McDonald, West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services
Elders and Knowledge Keepers Committee
Our Elders and Knowledge Keepers Committee includes Elders and Knowledge Keepers from southern First Nations. The Committee provides guidance and direction on issues of cultural importance and identifies priority areas for the Health Transformation initiative of the southern First Nations.
Health Transformation Advisory Circle
The Health Transformation Advisory Circle provides guidance to the Chiefs’ Health Action Table and the Health Transformation team. Health advisors and leaders in the field of health and governance are part of this circle.
Dr. Catherine Cook
Dr. Joel Kettner
Gender-Based Violence Advisory Circle
The Gender-Based Violence Advisory Circle has experts and Knowledge Keepers in the field of gender-based violence (GBV), women’s services, and family. It includes 2SLGBTQ+ members, Elders (Grandmothers and Grandfathers), professionals, and advocates. The advisory circle informs every step of our health transformation process to ensure the safety of all gender identities and gender equality in the new health system.
To learn more about any of these advisory programs, please contact Health Transformation.
Toll free: 1.866.876.9701
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm