This page provides an overview of the various advisors for Health Transformation. They include: 

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. 

Members include: 

Arlene Wilgosh 

Dr. Catherine Cook 

Dr. Joel Kettner 

Penny Gilson 

Richard Jock 

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.

Phone: 204.946.1869 
Toll free: 1.866.876.9701 
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm