P.O. Box 480. La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0. Phone: (306) 425-2183. Fax: (306) 425-5559
- Gladys Christiansen – Executive Director
- Evelyn Netmaker – Director of Finance and Administration
- Rizwan Ahmed – Director of Support Services
The Chief and Council is the elected government of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Their function is to provide good government for the Band by implementing by-laws and policies, carrying out strategic planning, ensuring fiscal management and monitoring the overall band operations. The Chief and Council have delegated the day-to-day administration of Band programs to its only employee, the Executive Director. This position in turn is responsible for supervising for Program Directors, who are then responsible for to the Band’s public/civil servants within their departments.
In order to provide the necessary administrative and financial support to the programs delivered by the Chief and Council, an administrative infrastructure has been established.
The main administration branch for the communities for La Ronge, Sucker River and Hall Lake is located in the Central Office in La Ronge. The communities of Stanley Mission, Grandmother’s Bay, and Little Red River provide their own “self-administration” services.
The Administration Department is responsible for the receipt, management, and expenditure of band funds. These funds are used to deliver certain programs and services to Band members and must be expended in accordance to the terms and conditions of the various funding agreements. In addition to payroll and human resources, the department oversees overall financial bookkeeping and accounting (accounts payables, accounts receivables, and issuing and depositing cheques, etc.) for numerous LLRIB programs:
Administration (Chief & Council, Band Revenue, Lands Management, Adult Care Program, Elders Program [on & off- reserve], Police Management Board, Professional Development [PD], Trappers Assistance, Emergency Funds, Casino Funds, Fuel and Tobacco Rebates, KMLP Donations Fund and Fire Suppression Crews)
Education, Training and Employment Branch (Central Office, Student Services, Curriculum Resource Unit/Gift of Language & Culture Project, Boarding Home Program, JRMCC Recreation and Schools- SMVS, BPES, CMRS & SRS)
Non-department programs (Justice Unit, Police Management Board/CTA agreement, Day Program and Peacekeepers)
Under the supervision of the Chief and Council, the Executive Director serves as the senior non-political executive officer of LLRIB. This position is responsible for developing, recommending and implementing approved strategies and business plans for the efficient and effective day-today operations of LLRIB programs and services.
This position is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Chief and Council.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Due to an increase in program and funds being administered by LLRIB, particularly their nature and complexity, a chief executive officer position was created in 2007.
The DF&A position has the overall responsibility for the financial management and fiscal integrity of the band by directing the financial oversight, planning and control, risk management, budgeting, audit preparation and compliance of the band including “self-administration” communities.
The DF&A assists with accomplishing our strategic objectives by providing proactive and sound financial advice to the Executive Director and Program Directors and providing counsel and solutions for business decision making, resulting in improved and effective risk management, control and governance processes.
Upon receipt of the auditor’s report by Council, copies of the consolidated audit report shall be made available to the Band Membership. The Band Council is thereby held fiscally accountable to Band Membership.
SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The position of Director Human Resources was renamed as Director Support Services in 2014. The mandate of this position to look after the functions of Centralized Human Resources functions for all LLRIB departments, Emergency Funding Program, Pay Roll, Reintegration, Information Technology, and Security Services.
The office ensures that the Personnel Policy Manual is executed effectively in all aspects, ensuring the rights, responsibilities and governance of the employees. This unit advises ‘self-administration’ communities, the Executive Director and Program Directors, and develop policies and procedures in relation to: HR management policies, practices and procedures, staffing (recruiting & selection), classification, wage and salary administration, staff relations, employee benefits and recognition, staff training and development, human resource planning, grievances, performance evaluations and discipline. Director Support Services advises senior management on applicable labour and employment laws, new and current federal-provincial legislation (Canada Labour Code, Saskatchewan Labour Standards Act, Personal Information Protection Electronic Documents Act [PIPEDA], Canadian Human Rights Act, Pay Equity Act, etc), court decisions and arbitration rulings.
The Payroll Office performs all payroll related procedures for all employees, develops and maintains employee personnel records and assists with the administration of Group Insurance and Pension Plan for employees under FTA Programs employed by LLRIB, including Administration, Education, Training & Employment, Public Work/Housing, Social Development.
In partnership with the Ministry, the Program will develop and support community connections for a select group of young people currently sentenced and under the supervision of the Ministry. The Program will employ a holistic model to facilitate opportunities for the young people to access appropriate community resources, enhance the skill base of the young people (and their family as appropriate), and promote healthy lifestyle choices. The target group is young people referred by the Ministry who are 12 to 24 years of age.
Service and support activities address the specific, often unique needs/risk factors for each young person, and correspond with the three key aspects of a reintegration process
1- Preparing the young person for reconnection with the community.
2- Preparing the community for reconnection with the young person.
3- Facilitating and supporting the young person reconnection with the community.
The Lac La Ronge Indian Band has their own IT department, employing IT specialists. They work with computer and internet networks in a variety of different settings. They’re typically responsible for helping new employees get set up and established with a work computer. The day-to-day aspects of this job can vary, but in nearly all cases the work involves maintaining computer systems, keeping networks in working order including email, web pages, finger scan devices, and being available to solve problems and address complaints as they arise.
LLRIB Security Services is, in essence, a collaboration between the RCMP and the LLRIB that identifies and solves community problems. With the police no longer the sole guardians of law and order, LLRIB become active allies in the effort to enhance the safety and quality of neighborhoods. The expanded outlook on crime control and prevention, the new emphasis on making community members active participants in the process of problem solving, and the Security officers’ pivotal role in community require profound changes within the Community. The Security officer, backed by the police organization, helps community members mobilize support and resources to solve problems and enhance their quality of life.
Lac La Range Indian Band (LLRIB) Chief and Council have been providing emergency assistance to membership since the early 1990’s. In the last decade, these costs have been growing exponentially and over the year’s millions of dollars have been spent on emergency assistance.
The Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) is funded through annual Keethanow Bingo North (KBN) revenues. EAP is not funded by any provincial and/or federal government agency/department and not even Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). The total amount of EAP funds available to La Ronge, Sucker River, Hall Lake, and Brabant are, at present, contingent on revenues from KBN.