Elected Leadership

Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation is a signatory to Treaty 8, a member of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and of the Prince Albert Grand Council. The First Nation is governed by a chief and six councilors, who are elected to three-year terms. 

The 2021 elected chief and council will be posted soon

Chief and Council

Notice of 2021 By-election for one council seat


Notice of by-election for one band councillor. Nominations open June 4, 2021. Nomination meeting June 18 at Fond du Lac band hall. 

Advance poll in Prince Albert June 21, 2021 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance poll Fond du Lac June 23, 2021 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election day poll June 25 Fond du Lac 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Swearing in date to be announced

Electoral Officers Derek McDonald and Maryann Black

office hours 9-5 phone 306-686-2102

Fredrick Martin


First elected 2017

Fredrick was raised by his grandfather, former Chief Edward Martin, who took him on the land and taught him how to live
in the bush from hunting and fishing. “The elders teach us to respect the land, don’t overkill and respect the females. Being on the land is our way of life. We’re not scared of minus 50 temperatures. It’s not about survival. This is our way of life.”
Fewer people regularly live on the land now because we’re used to living with the comforts of modern living. Fredrick is glad to participate in passing on those teachings in traditional land use trips with youth and elders. “If we don’t start on kids now, we’ll lose it, like our language. When it’s lost, it’s hard to pick up again.” Fredrick worked as a process operator at McClean Lake Mine for 12 years and for Fond du Lac in the waterworks and maintenance department. He knows first hand that maintaining that basic but essential service is vital to a good quality of life.

councilor6@fonddulac.ca ext. 223