LAFOND is currently serving his 3rd Term as the Tribal-Chief
of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and is a Treaty Six Cree
from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. He has played a
prominent role in Canada's political and corporate
communities as a representative of the Saskatoon Tribal
President of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business,
Policy Advisor to three Federal Ministers of Indian and
Northern Affairs, Senior Bank Manager with the Bank of
Montreal, Secondary High School Teacher in the Saskatoon
Public School Board.
In recent years, George has also been extensively
involved in the not-for-profit and for-profit sector,
volunteering his time and expertise to such organizations
as Wanuskewin Heritage Park, United Way, Canada Post,
Banff Centre for Management, Saskatchewan's Balancing
Work and Family Task Force, SaskEnergy, Prairie Action
MUSKEG LAKE CREE NATION
- Coached and
organized the Muskeg Lake Men's Hockey the "Petequacay
Blades" (Native Stanley Cup Champions 1998
and 2000) and Fastball Team the "Muskeg Lake
A's" (Canadian "B" Division Native
Championship 1996 and FSIN Provincial Treaty
Championships 1992 and 1995 - going to the finals
seven straight years).
- Developed and
published a photo essay book titled "Hockey
Rez" (Muskeg Lake's hockey history of 50
years, 1947-1997). January 2000.
- Participated in a
video documentary called "We Remember Them"
(Muskeg Lake First Nations Military Veterans'
Story). November 1998.
George and Mary Ellen
both pursue a career while raising Alphonsine Rose, their
young daughter. Alphonsine Rose named after grandmother
Alphonsine Lafond who was the first Indian women elected
chief in Saskatchewan in 1960 (Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 and Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1988.).
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