Opaskwayak Cree Nation has awarded short term contracts to Tiar Wilson Wheatle and Elaine Kadachuk to develop a modernized approach to the way that OCN operates. They will both be working closely with the OCN administration for the rest of the fiscal year.
Chief Christian Sinclair says while maintaining self sufficiency is the goal of OCN the path to reaching it is just as important which is why it’s good to hire and invest in OCN community members that have the skill set and capacity. Wilson Wheatle will be working as an interim communications manager.
She has decades of experience working in journalism and communications and has worked closely with commissioners of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls as a communications advisor.
Kadachuk was hired to do a thorough job analysis of all the staff working for OCN. She has worked in Winnipeg with the Provincial Government in human resources and payroll and has worked in many OCN departments including finance, health, and child and family services.