Mission Statement

The Bigstone Cree Nation Government protects and strengthens the spirit and intent of the Treaties and the Traditional Lands for today and tomorrow’s future.

Vision Statement

Bigstone Cree Nation is committed to the pursuit of the highest quality of life for all its members.

Attention: Bigstone Cree Nation Members and Affiliates

Please take notice that VOTING for the Bigstone Cree Nation Trust (s) Proposals will take place at the following locations:

Chipewyan Lake - Tuesday, May, 2, 2017 @ M.D. Community Hall - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Calling Lake - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ M.D. Community Hall - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Edmonton - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ Bigstone Corporate Office - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wabasca - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ Bigstone Administration Office - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Slave Lake - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ Slave Lake Inn - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wabasca - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ Bigstone Administration Office - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fort St. John, British Columbia - Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ Pomeroy Hotel & Gaming Centre - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Information and Ballot Packages will be mailed to those that have a current address recorded at the BCN Membership Department. You can choose to vote and mail your ballots into us or drop by and vote in person. All material is at the voting venue.

For more information, you may contact: Yvon Jeanotte @ (780) 999 -5532 or Mabel Gladue @ (780) 891-4805

BCN Trusts Information Update

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The following Trust Proposals 2017 have been approved by the Chief and Council:

1.) Bigstone Cree Nation Trust : 

Fire Department Gear - Albert Gladue, Safety/Fleet/Fire

Road Maintenance - Donald Gladue, Manager

The Wabasca Iskwewak Society - Alma B. Auger, President

BCN Graduation and Special Contingency - Chester Auger, Director of Education 

Sports and Recreation Activities - Donald Alook, Manager

High School Graduation Incentive - Gwen Muskwa, Volunteer/Communications

 Community Support Services Programming - Jennifer Gladue, Executive Director

Health Career Prep Program - Kelsey Gladue, Primary Team Member

Reclaiming BCN Community Identity - Mike Beaver, Chairperson

BCN Tribal Justice Program - Ray Yellowknee, Manager

Urban Medical Transportation - Samanatha Bow-Noskiye, Director 

Community Engagement - Bigstone Administration 

Treaty Day - Corrine Cardinal, Indian Registration Administrator

Elders Lodge Program Deficit - Shelly Gladue, Director of Community and Public Health

Pekewee Services Society Group Home - Sheryl Alook, Admin. Coordinator

University & College Prep-Academic Upgrading Sponsorship Program - Priscilla Auger, Prime Team Member

2.) Wabasca/Desmarais Community Trust:

General Education Development (GED) Prep Program - Kelsey Gladue - Primary Team Member

Health Career Prep Program - Kelsey Gladue, Primary Team Member

Community Engagement - Bigstone Administration

Pekewee Service Society Group Home - Sheryl Alook, Admin. Coordinator

3.) Off Reserve Members and Affiliates Trust:

Off Reserve School Fees Support  - Chester Auger, Director of Education

Urban Action Group for BCN Members - Gwen Muskwa, Volunteer/Communications

Education Incentive - BCN Jr. & Sr. High School Students - Priscilla Auger, Primary Team Member

4.) Calling Lake Community Trust:

Community Support Services Programming - Jennifer Gladue, Executive Director

Alta Gas and Epcor Subsidy - Leonard Gambler, Primary Contact Person

Events Funding - Treaty Days - Louise Gambler, Secretary/Primary Team Member

5.) Chipewyan Lake Community Trust:

Chipewyan Lake and Administration-Fire Hall and Electricity Subsidy   - Ida Noskiye, Primary Team Member

Chipewyan Lake and Administration-Fire Hall and Propane Subsidy - Ida Noskiye, Primary Team Member


Trust Proposal Ballots 2017

Bigstone Cree Nation community members are urged to start voting regarding the approved Trust Proposals 2017.

Please download the Trust Ballots 2017 - Print them and fill them out, then mail them to:

Attention: Mabel Gladue, Trust Administration

Box 990

Wabasca, Alberta   T0G 2K0


Trust Proposal Ballots 2017 as follows:

Please use the respective color ballot for your community. The Bigstone Cree Nation Trust Ballot 2017 must also be filled out along with your respective community ballot.

Bigstone Cree Nation Trust Ballot - 2017 - Yellow

Off Reserve Members and Affiliates Ballot - 2017 - Yellow

Calling Lake Community Trust Ballot - 2017 - Violet

Chipewyan Lake Community Trust Ballot - 2017 - Green

Wabasca/Desmarais Community Trust Ballot - 2017 - Blue

If you have questions call Mabel at (780) 891-4805


Referendum Results 2017 for the Trust Agreements Amendments - Certificate or Referendum Results_2017

Notice of Safety

To all residents of Willowridge Estates (Bill C-Reserve 166D)   Notice of Safety

Map of Willowridge Estates - Area of Concern

Attention: Bigstone Cree Nation, Wabasca, Sandy Lake, Calling Lake and Chipewyan Lakes Communities


Effective Immediately, March 15, 2017, at 3:40 pm the Chief and Council of Bigstone Cree Nation made a decision to remove all Toll Stations and monitors out of Highway 754 and Highway 813. (click on the link below)

Public Notice from Bigstone Cree Nation Local Government

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2017

Desmarais RCMP attend peaceful Bigstone Cree Nation demonstration on Hwy 813 and Hwy 754  (Update #1)

Desmarais, Alberta – The peaceful demonstration has ended on Bigstone Cree Nation and the checkpoints have been taken down. Traffic has resumed to normal.

Media Contact:

Sgt. Jack Poitras

Media Relations Group



Gateway Structures are located on Highway 754 (Deep Valley) and on Highway 813 (Rock Island Lake Roadside Turnout)

Statement of Concern against Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. & Husky Energy Ltd

Letter to the Minister of Indigenous Relations, the Honorable Richard Feehan

Protocol and Procedure for BCN Border Security Personnel

Entry and No Entry Lists for Bigstone Cree Nation Traditional Territory

Border Security Protocol

BCN Security Personnel Needed at Toll Stations    Poster


BCN Human Services Department -  Poster

Urban Action Group for Bigstone Members

17533-106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5S-1E7     Poster

Community Events/Information 

Pelican Mountain Prescribed Fire Posting FYI only  (May 12, 2017)



Elders Invitation for Treaty Eight Functions (POSTER)  (Permanent Posting)

Trusts-Off Reserve Members-Off Reserve School Fees - Education

Bigstone Cree Nation Post-Secondary Education Sponsorship Package - Education

Skills for Employment Training Program - A.S.E.T.S

Short Term Training Program - A.S.E.T.S

Employment Opportunities




Effective Immediately: Status cards will only be made  Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You will need 2 pieces of ID (Drivers, old Status Card , Birth Certificate or AHC. ** $10.00 BCN Members & $10 for other First Nation Members.

Bigstone Medical Clinic

Effective March 1, 2016: All patients must produce their Alberta Health Care Card and I.D each time they visit the doctor.

Members of Bigstone Cree Nation

Membership information, it is BCN's duty to inform membership of our current situation on current companies: 

BFI & KEYANEW Seeking 3 Electors from Wabasca, Chipewyan Lake and Calling Lake for the purpose of forming elector committees for the Community Affiliation Process (Contact Membership)

Emergency Evacuation Page - BEEP

72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Plan  



*Photos courtesy of Kevin Gladue


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