First Nations and Inuit people realizing their full potential and actualizing the unity and cohesiveness of First Nations and Inuit people in North Eastern British Columbia.
To provide opportunities to improve the quality of life of First Nations and Inuit people in North Eastern British Columbia by holistically advancing their health, wellness, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
To work collaboratively in providing holistic human resource development for First Nations and Inuit people of Northeast British Columbia.
Board Of Directors:
The NENAS Board of Directors consists of nine members appointed from each of the First Nations Communities in our northeast British Columbia service delivery area, with one member to represent the general urban representative.
Our Board Members:
Blueberry River First Nations – Councilor Sherry Dominic
Daylu Dena Council – Helen Loots
Doig River First Nations – Councilor Gerry Attachie – Alternate: Councilor Kelvin Davis JR
Fort Nelson First Nation – Councilor Patricia Capot-Blanc – Alternate: Councilor Harrison Dickie
Halfway River First Nations – Chief Darlene Hunter Board Secretary Treasurer
Prophet River First Nation – Diane Bigfoot
Saulteau First Nation – Audrey Norris
West Moberly Fist Nations – Dean Dokkie Board Chair
Urban Representative – Ben Cardinal Board Vice Chair
Marianne Adekat – Blueberry River First Nations
Virginia Apsassin – Blueberry River First Nations
Annie Oker – Doig River First Nations
Billy Attachie – Doig River First Nations
Eddie Apsassin – Doig River First Nations
Leo Acko – Doig River First Nations
Madeline Davis – Doig River First Nations
Margaret Attachie – Doig River First Nations
Tommy Attachie – Doig River First Nations
Adeline Dickie – Fort Nelson First Nation
Maisie Metecheah – Halfway River First Nation
Liza Wolf – Prophet River First Nation
Mary McKanachaa – Prophet River First Nation
Maurice Wolf – Prophet River First Nation
Howard Gauthier – Saulteau First Nation
NENAS has a number of staff who play an important role in delivering holistic human resource programming for the benefit of Aboriginal people in Northeast BC. Our staff consists of:
NENAS Main Administrative Office:
Deanne McLeod Manager, Cheryl Testawitch Quality Assurance Manager, Shannon Lulua Executive Assistant, Vacant Receptionist, Lorraine Lulua Office Assistant, Shelley Gauthier Finance Officer, Holly Lizotte Finance Assistant, Shannon Morrow Community Program Officer, Margrit Carter Community Program Officer, Rebeka Asfaw Employment Assistance Services, Margaret Manley Employment Assistance Services Officer, Pam McLeod ARMS Contact/Facilitator & Special Projects, Carol Paynter Program Coordinator & Special Projects
NENAS Fort Nelson Office:
Sarah Bertrand Employment Assistant Services Officer, Robin Capot-Blanc
Aboriginal Centre of Leadership and Innovation: (ILC)
Aboriginal Youth Centre:
Julie Foster Family Program Facilitator, Kristin Tetreault Youth Support Worker
Sas Natsadle Aboriginal Head Start:
Darlene Conley Aboriginal Head Start/Aboriginal Infant Development Program Coordinator, John Cardinal Bus Driver/Maintenance, Cheyanne Attachie Aboriginal Head Start Assistant.