On March 22nd, 2021 Cowessess First Nation officially launched the Eagle Woman Tribunal, an internal judicial system that will review and make decisions regarding child welfare and other matters on appeal pertaining to Cowessess citizens. For more info Read our Eagle Woman Tribunal Brochure.
Read Chief Cadmus’ letter to citizens about celebrating the launch of the Tribunal here.
Denise is a Cowessess citizen and an elected member of Council. She is a proud mother of 5 and grandmother of 11. Over the past 25 years she has worked in various capacities for the Nation including Housing, Treaty Land Entitlement and Lands & Resources. Drawing from experience as former chair and board positions, she took an idea and spearheaded the creation of the Tribunal.
Carol is a proud member of Cowessess First Nation born to hard-working parents Mickey and Polly and is one of 12 siblings. She has served her community in many capacities over the years including as a bus driver and Council Member and continues to look for ways to contribute to her community.
Anthony Meier CD is a retired Canadian Forces Officer with 33 years of service and a Certified Project Management Official. As a soldier he’s led several international military operations including to Bosnia, Croatia, Herzegovnia and Afghanistan. Currently working towards a Health and Safety certificate from the University of Alberta, and an avid mountain climber, Anthony’s greatest joy is his 8 children and wife of 31 years.
Regan is an Indigenous Community Liaison Officer with Correction Services Canada based out of Regina. Over his 20 year career he’s held the roles of Correctional officer, Parole Officer, Security Intelligence and Indigenous Community Development Officer. He is passionate about providing his clients with the opportunity to succeed and believes culture, spirituality and ceremony are important aspects of successful reintegration.
A Reserve Creation Specialist, Ralph previously served as Director of Treaty Land Entitlement for Cowessess. He has a knack for developing strong relationships with government agencies and is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation in Melville.
From Cowessess First Nation, Nola has experience in both Justice and Wellness with a B.A. in Psychology from SIFC. Nola is currently the Director of Safe Haven for Yorkton Tribal Council.
Robert (Bob) Merasty – Eagle Woman Tribunal lead consultant, former Chief – Flying Dust First Nation and former 2nd Vice-Chief with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). Bob has backgrounds in business, community development and Law. His career focus is in First Nations capacity building, governance and asserting our Inherent and Treaty Rights as the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.