Allan Adam Biography - RESUME [PDF]  [HTML]

Allan is from Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation and grew up in Uranium City. Allan  is the eldest son of Fred and Roseann Adam.  His  parents now make their home in La Ronge, Sask. Allan's work history spans nearly three decades, having started his work career as a forest fire fighter around the Uranium City area and over the years, honed his work skills to high levels and believes in working hard to achieve the goals he sets out.

"I take pride in my work and do my best to provide you with the best services that my company can provide, my equipment is excellent and my final product always brings good comments from the many people I've worked for over the years".

Allan's personal work history began early, he worked as a band manager trainee in the 1970's, moved into the mining industry for a short stint and later into communications with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio journalist in La Ronge and Yellowknife for 11 years. Next, Allan's career focused on Dene language work where he focused on translations and interpretation for most of the 1990's, a vocation he still does. Allan also held the only Dene Vice Chief position for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations from 1994 to 1997.

He is currently a Dene language instructor for the NORTEP program in La Ronge which he had done for the last 8 years.  This work has given an opportunity to Allan to begin writing a book on the Dene language which can be used by future instructors and language learners.

Comments from his students; 'u rock' 'denesuline heslin hosdi, I am proud to be denesuline'.

Allan also works on First Nations business development by businesses and First Nations together to foster stronger business relationships.

Comments from his students; 'u rock' 'denesuline heslin hosdi, I am proud to be denesuline'.

Allan also works on First Nations business development by businesses and First Nations together to foster stronger business relationships. enesuline heslin hosdi, I am proud to be denesuline'.

Allan also works on First Nations business development by businesses and First Nations together to foster stronger business relationships.

Cathy Wheaton Biography RESUME  [PDF]

Cathy Wheaton is bi-cultural Woodlands Cree and Scottish, Irish and English. Cathy is a member of Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Northern Saskatchewan. Cathy was raised primarily in Flin Flon Manitoba with summers in northern Saskatchwan near the location of her mother’s anscestral home on the shore of Lac La Ronge. Cathy’s mother Cora Bird was born at Fox Point SK on an now, unoccupied trapline in northern Saskatchwan and her father Harvey Wheaton worked in education and mining in northern Manitoba. Cathy moved to southern Saskatchewan to complete a degree in Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1992. In 1998 she moved to Regina where she worked as an Aboriginal employment consultant, employment equity manager, internship program manager, university program administrator and labour education consultant. Cathy is the mother of 3 grown children. Cathy returned to living in the north in 2009 where she worked for her First Nation, Lac La Ronge Indian Band as an employment consultant. Cathy presently works as a northern Outreach Coordinator for the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development which is a research centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Cathy enjoys practicing traditional land activities and often fishes and hikes throughout the boreal forest. Cathy has also worked for several years to learn to speak her mother tongue Cree and was one of the founders of the First Language Speaking Project.  Cathy has a bachelor degree in Native Studies as well as a Master degree in Northern Governance and Development. Her area of interest is in Aboriginal harvesting, Indigenous land ethic and sustainable development.


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