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Mikisew Cree First Nation

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Local Government
The Mikisew Cree First Nation is governed by a Chief and six councilors.
Chief Roxanne Marcel
Councilor Alice Marten
Councilor Terry Marten
Councilor Matthew Lepine
Councilor Doris Tourangeau
Councilor Marina Whiteknife
Councilor Russell Kaskamin

Economic Base
The three major resource base activities in the Fort Chipewyan area was trapping, fishing and lumbering. Today, commercial fishing generates some revenue. Seasonal fire fighting opportunities supplement some member’s income. Many members work in government and business service positions in Fort Chipewyan. Other sources of employment have been with Syncrude, Suncor and other oil sands related companies.

The only vehicle access to Fort Chipewyan is via a winter road from Fort Smith, 140 kilometers to the north or from Fort McMurray, 303 kilometers.

Air Services
Regular schedules flights from Fort McMurray via Air Mikisew.

River Barge Service
Although there is no passenger service via the river barge they are used during the summer to transport goods to the community.

No rail service to this community.

Bus Service
There is a weekly bus service from Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan when the winter road is open.

Child Welfare Services
Alberta Family and Social Services located in Fort McMurray provide a full range of child welfare services to the Fort McKay First Nation members including adoption services, foster homes, and handicapped children’s services.

Income Security Services
The Mikisew Cree First Nation have a full time social worker to deliver this program. Health

Police Protection

The Mikisew Cree First Nations is served by the Fort Chipewyan RCMP Detachment.

Mikisew Cree First Nations students attend the Grades K-12 Athabasca Delta Community School which is delivered by Northland School Division. Keyano College of Fort McMurray offers upgrading and some post-secondary courses in the community.

Many of the Mikisew households have a telephone. CBC radio and television is available to the residents.

Facilities include a curling rink, hockey rink, baseball diamond, community center, outdoor parks, and school gymnasium.

P.O. Box 90
Fort Chipewyan, Alberta
T0P 1B0
Phone: (780) 697-3740
Fax: (780) 697-3826

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