Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta c/o Santa Fe Plaza 18178 – 102 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1S7

PHONE (780) 444-9366 TOLL FREE 1-888-TREATY-8 FAX (780) 444-9369

Education Director

I am a member of the Lliidli Koe First Nation located along the Dehcho (Mackenzie River) in the Northwest Territories. I have worked for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta as the Student Services Manager since October of 2012. I manage the First Nations Student Success Program as well as Treaty 8’s Special Education program.


Phone# (780) 444-9366 extension# 230

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IT/IM Manager

I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I moved to Canada to pursue higher education. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2009 from the University of Prince Edward Island and Bachelor of Computer Science degree in 2013 from the same university.
I joined Treaty 8 Education as a IT Specialist in the year of 2013, and was promoted to IT Manager in the year 2014. Prior to working with Treaty 8, I worked in retail, at an Investment firm, and a Web development and Software development company. At Treaty 8, my work mostly relates to Student Information System (PowerSchool), Online Learning Resources (SOLARO) support, Special Education module, and IT support. Keeping all these application servers running and up to date in terms of updates is my primary focus. I also spent a lot of time keeping PASI up to date for our 16 schools, implementing IT policies and procedures, OCAP principal, and improving IT support for the Treaty 8 schools. Include your contact info as well.


Phone# (780) 444-9366 extension# 226



MOU Officer

I am a member of the Sucker Creek First Nation. I currently reside in Edmonton, AB and work for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta as the MOU Officer and Communications Officer for the Education Department. I have worked with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta since 2013. I received my BA in Native Studies with a minor in Political Science and an Aboriginal Governance Certificate in 2014 from the University of Alberta.


Phone# (780) 444-9366 extension# 214


Special Education Manager

I am originally from Fort Smith NT. I have been with Treaty 8 First Nations of AB since August 2004. I have a B.Ed., B.A., and post degree courses in Special Education from the University of Saskatchewan.


Phone# Phone:(780) 444-9366 ext: 227



Executive Assistant

I am originally from the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement and relocated to Edmonton in 1979. Other than a few years with the Federal and Provincial governments, all of my years of employment have been with First Nation organizations. I spent 15 years with the Indian Association of Alberta, Treaty & Aboriginal Rights Research (TARR), and have now been with Treaty 8 (Education) since 2004. I enjoy the work I do and also enjoy meeting new people

Phone:(780) 444-9366 ext: 238


 Finance Officer

I am Ojibway from southern Ontario. I have spent 10 years at Assembly of First Nations working in the areas of Health, Education, and Finance. I currently take care of the financial statements in the Treaty 8 Education Department and coordinate the annual Education Symposium.

Phone# (780) 444-9366 ext: 213

Early Literacy Specialist FNSSP

Remove her name and title at the beginning, no one else has that. My name is Gladys Cardinal and I currently work at Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta for the FNSSP program as an Early Literacy Specialist. I am in my third year of secondment from Bigstone Cree Nation and my home office is in Wabasca, Alberta. I completed a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Master’s in Educational
Studies from the University of Alberta. I have worked in education for over 40 years in positions from Teacher Assistant, Teacher, Curriculum Researcher, and Principal.


FNIYES Coordinator

I am the FNIYES Program Coordinator and assist with Special Events planning for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. I’ve been with Treaty 8 Education since 2013 and I truly enjoy assisting with Summer Work Experience and Skills Link programs for the youth. The FNIYES programs help to inspire, motivate, and provide additional training to the participants. I’ve also had the opportunity of assisting with travel opportunities for Treaty 8 youth to attend camps and conferences throughout Alberta, Winnipeg, and Prince Edward Island. Along with working at T8FNA I am a student working towards obtaining my BMgmt degree.

Phone# (780) 444-9366 ext: 236


PowerSchool Support Worker

I provide IT support and training to the band operated schools within the Treaty 8 of Alberta region. The main area of support I provide is with PowerSchool, Power-Teacher, and Gradebook; however, I also provide support with the following programs: PASI, Solaro, and Dossier. My PowerSchool Certification consists of Level 1 – PowerSchool Instant Productivity Training (Train the Trainer) as well as Level 2 – PowerSchool District Certification Standards-based Grading PowerSchool University.


Phone # (780) 361 9491

IT Support Education Department

I work with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta in the Education department with IT Support. I’ve been with Treaty 8 since January 2015and provide support in SOLARO, PowerSchool, Power-Teacher, Gradebook, Dossier, and PASI. I have my Level 1 certification for PowerSchool and will be going for my Level 2 soon. I plan on furthering my education to obtain my System Administrator Diploma through NAIT.

Phone# (780) 444-9366 ext: 222

Student Transportation Consultant

Tansi, My Name is Ryk David Badger from Sturgeon Lake Alberta and I am a First Nations Student Transportation Consultant. I have been providing services to Treaty 8 as the Transportation Coordinator since 2013.

As the Transportation Consultant, I provide guidance and support to the Treaty 8 First Nation communities through Operating Guideline Development, Student Presentations, and Bus Driver in-Service Training to assist in ensuring that your child receives safe, reliable, and consistent Student Transportation to and from school.

I am very passionate about student transportation and have a vested interest. My twin daughters ride a school bus to and from each day and I am comforted in knowing that they are in the care of trained, friendly, professional and courteous driving personnel.



I have been an educator for 27 years. For the last 4 years I have been one of the Literacy /Numeracy Specialist’s for the Treaty 8 First Nation Student Success Program. I have been a classroom teacher for many grades, a special education teacher, a vice-principal, a special education coordinator, a program support coordinator, and now a specialist. As a Specialist, I provide professional support to schools and teachers in the Treaty 8 territory. I coach teachers in best practices, and develop professional development workshops and/or PLC’s unique to the needs of the school and classroom teachers. I am passionate about literacy and have developed a Treaty 8 annual reading and writing contest that has been implemented and operational for 3 years. I enjoy reading, traveling (which you have to with my job), and family.


Phone# (780) 444-9366 extension# 213

Literacy/Numeracy Specialist

My name is Janine Laboucan and I currently work at Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta under the First Nations Student Success Program (FNSSP) as an Early Literacy Specialist. I completed a Bachelor of Education Degree and just completed a Masters in Indigenous Peoples Education from the University of Alberta. I worked in Education for 5 years as a Grade 5 teacher prior to returning to school. I enjoy reading, visiting, and spending time with my family.


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3rd annual Treaty 8 Writing Contest – Results

April 4, 2016April 4, 2016
Dear Principals,
I am very happy to report that the 3rd annual Treaty 8 Writing Contest was very successful with over 110 student entries and 6 schools participating. Every student entry will receive a certificate of participation.  Each Division Winner will receive a $100.00 gift card and the runner ups will receive a $50.00 gift card. I am pleased to announce the winners and runner ups for each division.
Division One:
  • Winner- Deshaye Coleman from Driftpile School with his report on Polar Bears
  • Runner Up- Latisha Alook from Chief Tallcree with her report on Eagles
  • Runner Up- Denzel Chalifoux from Driftple School with his report on Eagles
  • Division Two:
  • Winner- Kiana Auger from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Elephants Runner Up- Shenoa Auger from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Octopus
  •   Division Three:
  • Winner – Lesleigh Madison Noskey from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Lacrosse
  • Runner Up- Kayla Alook from Jean Baptise Sewepagaham School with her report on Fingerpull
  • Division Four:
  • Winner- Naokan Adams from Jean Baptise Sewepagaham School with her report on Rebellion.
  •   Writing begins in Kindergarten and to encourage these students to get writing the two kindergarten classes that participated in the writing contest will each receive a class award of a $50.00 gift card. The two K5 classes are from Driftpile School and Fox Lake Elementary School.
    Thank you to all of the schools, teachers and students who were encouraged to write.
    Christina Jervah-
    Literacy and Numeracy Specialist for Treaty 8 First Nations  of Alberta


    December 16, 2015December 16, 2015
    Date: August 25, 2015 Another First Nation within Treaty No. 8 is holding a cultural camp to raise awareness on a "broken First Nation consultation policy". Swan River First Nation, along with Driftpile Cree Nation, is the second community in recent months to set up a cultural camp to highlight the unabated development activity happening on their traditional territory... Read the full Press Release here


    December 16, 2015
    Date: October 21, 2015 Yesterday, the Treaty 8 Chiefs met with Premier Notley at a meeting between the provincial government and the Chiefs of Treaty No. 8.  This meeting was composed of the Premier, Ministers, and the Chiefs from across northern Alberta.  The Chiefs have expressed their cautious optimism after the meeting... Read the full Press Release here