Chief & Council

Peepeekisis Cree Nation

Band Office

PO Box 518 Balcarres Saskatchewan S0G 0C0 
T: 306-334-2573 | Fax: 306-334-2280 
Toll Free: 1-888-892-2292

Francis Dieter

Francis Dieter

T: 306-334-2573 | C: 306-331-5396


Allan Bird

T: 306-334-2573 | C: 306-331-5899

Tansi, Greetings Peepeekisis Citizenship,

On behalf of my family and the Nation, I would like to share with my fellow citizens, those that know me and those that don’t.

I have lived on the Peepeekisis Cree Nation with my wife, Lianne Bird for the past 35 years. I have four sons, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. As our old ones say it’s a blessing to see your generations grow before your eyes. We all live on the Nation or within a hour distance; Regina, Balcarres.

I have been fortunate to be a leader as title of councillor and Headman for the Nation for many years and a tradesman in the carpentry/ construction field. Contractor, sub contractor, cabinet /millwork, plumbing, Housing Coordinator, Manager, Director. I also worked for five years for Yorkton Tribal Council as housing inspector and Director of Technical Services. It was a great experience and opportunity to net work with many great people. I also enjoyed the years working as housing capacity or Leadership.

I have participated at the tables with many Peepeekisis Chiefs and fellow leadership, ladies and men. I have sat with Chief and twelve council and Chief and four headpersons. This journey has been a learning experience, with challenges, hardships and victories. Peepeekisis is my pride growing up with the Veterans, membership, peers, and our young. We are a diverse Nation with many skills and talents. We have one of the highest Post Secondary number of educated citizens and our sports were legendary. We have succeeded many firsts through out Indian country. We have made our Nation known to all.

I support our Strategic plan and look forward to its development, Independence, Economic Development and Culture and Language. Through this plan you see the opportunity that the government of the day supports through funding and reconciliation.

We, as Peepeekisis, have to take that pride in identity, in knowing who we are and never forget that we are apart of a great Nation. The indigenous of these lands.

We have to respect our Ancestors who have did their best to make a good future for all.  As citizens we should all do the same, teach our children their identity, roles, respect and to live a clean healthy life for themselves and their children. I try my best to do this in my home as I seen the damage to a family from alcohol/drug abuse.

Never forget you are a Treaty partner; our forefathers signed a sacred document recognizing who the signatories and their respected Nations were. Our ancestors who didn’t speak English but lived with their culture a daily life and their language. They lifted their Pipes in prayer seeking guidance respecting Creators creation that was provided. Everything had a spirit like the two parties negotiating this Treaty 4, they called upon Creator and the helpers of all directions spiritual and the ancestors to make sure the written words were honourable and will take care of the future Nations people.

As long as the sun shines, grass grows, rivers flow.

I would like to say in closing that we have came along way and will be here a long time, lets support our Strategic plan and build our Nation. The governments of the day want to work with us, understanding we are resilient people like our lands and won’t go away only grow and grow. This year 2020 offers opportunity for Peepeekisis Cree Nation.

Thank you

Debbie Hill

T: 306-334-2573 | C: 306-596-6446


My name is Debbie Hill (nee Dieter) and I am the newest headperson to Peepeekisis Cree Nation.  I am honored to serve my community and look forward to working with all members of this great nation.  I am the eldest daughter of Winnie and Wilfred Dieter and have four other siblings. I was raised on Peepeekisis and due to circumstances, was required to move in my twenties, to obtain post secondary education and support my family.  I am a mother of two sons and a daughter, and grandmother to two grandsons and a granddaughter.  Being a kokum is my greatest blessing. We, as a family, are all dealing with the life changing event of losing my husband three years ago.

I have worked for 40 years in the nursing field and worked in many areas, the last being a post secondary educator in a nursing degree program with Saskatchewan Polytechnic in collaboration with University of Regina. During those forty years of nursing, I always maintained my connections with my nation through sports, band meetings, special events and funerals.  I also worked as Nursing Supervisor for the File Hills Agency for four years, at which time I worked with all leadership on all four bands and gained invaluable experience which has prepared me for my service of headperson to our nation.

Looking forward to working with my community and hope to meet many people who belong to our nation.




Richard Ironquil

T: 306-334-2573 | C: 306-331-8841

Hello my name is Richard Ironquill, I am the son of Joe Ironquill and Fran Ironquill. I have lived on Peepeekisis Cree Nation all my life. I am a father of 6 and my wife is Noreen. I have been a Headmen since December 2018, my portfolios include; Justice, Education, and Elders. I also sit on the File Hills Police board and the FSIN justice task force on policing and corrections on gang strategy.

Colin Stonechild

T: 306-334-2573 | C: 306-551-0972

Good day Peepeekisis my name is Colin Stonechild, for those of you who don’t know me my Grandparents were Victor (Boss) Daniels and Margret (Peggy) Stonechild. My parents were late Stan (pumpkinhead) Stonechild and Teresa Ironstand. I grew up off the First Nation and I have been elected as your headman this past election. I share sports and recreation and I sit on the economic development committee.  I look after the Cannabis store on the first nation and looking for more economic development to come to Peepeekisis Cree Nation

If you have any concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact me. 

Joseph Poitras

Chief Administrator Officer
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-331-4094

Sybil Poitras

Chief Financal Officer
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-331-4081

Donna Desnomie

Director of higher learning & training
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-331-8664

Arlene Cyr

Director of Health
T: 306-334-2780
C: 306-331-7146

Cordell Pinay

Director of Capital & Infrastructure
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-331-9130

Donelda Sapp (Joy)

Director of Education
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-331-6165

Misty Nokusis


T: 306-334-2573

C: 306-331-5878

Maurice Nokusis

I.A. Administrator
T: 306-334-2573

Carilyn Daniels

I.A. Administrator assistant

Nina Desnomie

band register

Selena Dieter

Human Resource Manager

Lori Racette

pes/sait coordinator
T: 306-334-2573



Cheryl Desnomie

Director of childcare
T: 306-334-2780
C: 306-331-5767

Wendy Taypotat

Finance Clerk

Samantha Moosemay

Administrative Assistant

Charles McNabb

Sports and Rec CORDINATOR
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-620-6632

Vanessa Daniels-Starr

Governance and Executive Services Coordinator
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-331-8278

Keegan Montgrand

Community Navigator
T: 306-334-2573
C: 306-717-4792