Our inherent sovereignty

*Make written laws over a number of tribal matters currently under provincial and federal legislation.

*Encourage tribal members to become more involved in tribal decision-making.

Our inherent sovereignty

*Continue to increase the tribal land base by lobbying the federal and provincial governments to convert acquired off-reserve lands to reserve status.

*Build a free-trade zone on the reserve.

Our inherent sovereignty

*Encourage the retention of Cree culture among the youth

*Prepare young people for owning and operating their own business

About Us

Location The Montana Indian Reservation, No. 139 is located approximately 90 kilometers south of Edmonton and 3 kilometers east of Highway No. 2A. (see map) It is the smallest First

Our Mission

The Montana First Nation will increasingly exercise its inherent sovereignty and implement its Tribal government. Future endeavors are: take over more and more of the control and administration of programs


Historical Background [su_row][su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Treaty 6 was negotiated with the Plains and Wood Cree Indians in what is now central Alberta and Saskatchewan at Fort Carlton and Fort

Montana Cree Nation Emergency Contact Numbers

Operations Control: 780-585-3744

EOC Hours of Operation: 9am to 3pm Daily

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Gina Longjohn Director of Emergency Management (DEM) 403-785-4547
George Addai Liaison Officer / Planning Lead 403-785-4535
Philip Dua Deputy DEM / Safety Officer/ Logistics Lead 403-785-4558
Mirenda Buffalo Planning Documentation / MFN On Call 403-785-4521
Leanne Louis Planning Resource & Documention/MFN After Hrs 403-785-4552
Carly Desjarlais COVID Finance / Admin Section Lead 403-785-4576
Candace Kammer Admin / Cost Unit 403-785-4540
Vickie Wetchie Logistics Support Branch Director / Security 780-364-0001
Jolene Mackinaw Security Supervisor / Housing 403-785-4528
Simone Pipestem Security Supervisor 403-785-4560
Mike Cutknife Public Works 403-785-4562
Samantha Rabbit Logistics / Food Distribution Centre (FDC) 403-785-4548
Sandra Peigan MISD Assistant Director 403-785-4579
Ingrid Kelln MISD Coach / Elders / Information Officer 403-785-4546
Darren Kelln MISD Coach 403-785-4580
Flora Pipestem MISD Coach 403-785-4525
Carol Rabbit MISD 403-785-4551


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RCMP EMERGENCY 780-585-3767
PONOKA HOSPITAL 403-783-3341


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News and Job opportunities

19 October 2020
Employment Opportunity-­‐Navigator (2)

Position Type: Contract Position Salary Range: Dependant on Experience and Education Work Location: Maskwacis, Alberta Open Date: October 16, 2020 Close Date: October 30, 2020 Download Full details here: ACDS_NavigatorPosting_Oct2020

19 October 2020
Program Manager

Position Type: Contract Position Salary Range: Dependant on Experience and Education Work Location: Maskwacis, Alberta Open Date: October 16, 2020 Close Date: October 30, 2020 Download full details here :

10 October 2020
Chief giving update on COVID-19

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30 September 2020
Video of Chief giving update today on COVID-19

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16 September 2020
Montana First Nation near completion of mega solar farm

One of the largest on reserve solar farms is months away from beginning operation on the Montana First Nation. Located about an hour south of Edmonton, the solar array has

03 December 2019
Post-Secondary Program

Post-Secondary The Montana Post-Secondary Program provides sponsorship to eligible Montana First Nation member students who are registered in and are either attending or wanting to attend a Post-Secondary Institution. Phone: