Office of the Chief

Thomas Neeposh is the current Chief of Mistissini and was elected in 2018.

Uchimaahkaan | ᐅᒋᒫᐦᑳᓐ

The role of a Uchimaahkaan has a long and proud history within the Cree Nation, and is considered a figure that leads their people. The word for Chief in Cree is Uchimaahkaan, which can be interpreted as a leader made by their people. 

The Office of the Chief oversees the political vision and priorities of the members of the Cree Nation of Mistissini. Along with their Deputy Chief and Council they serve for a period of 4 years. Chief Neeposh is responsible for overseeing External Affairs/ Governance, Communications, and Resource Development within the Council portfolio.

Deputy Chief

ᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᑖᒋᔥᑯᐧᐋᑦ ᐅᒋᒫᐦᑳᓐ

Gerald Longchap is the current Deputy Chief of Mistissini serving his second term

The Deputy Chief is responsible to oversee any files that are designated through the Chief’s office as well as to be acting Chief in the absence of the Chief. Gerald is currently serving his second term as Deputy Chief and is responsible for Administration and Land within the Council portfolio. 

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Mistissini Council Members

William
MacLeod

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Justice / Policing 
  2. Finance

Jerry
Matoush

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Environment
  2. Development | Infrast.

Justus
Coon Come

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Social
  2. Youth

John S.
Matoush

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Employment 
  2. Public and Safety 

Willie
Iserhoff

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Cree Trappers
  2. Culture & Language

Samuel
Mianscum Jr.

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Education 
  2. Health

Mary Jane
Petawabano

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Women / Family 
  2. Elders 

Abel
Trapper

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Economic Development
  2. Training 

Roderick Petawabano

Councillor

Responsibilities

  1. Recreation
  2. Housing

Resolutions and By-Laws

Learn about the legislative items that are currently under development and enacted within the Cree Nation of Mistissini.

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