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Governance & Administration


  • "Moccassin Trail" is a community newsletter published every other month and is distributed to on and off-reserve members
  • Band Office bulletin Board
  • E-mail communications (both on- and off-reserve)
  • Cowessess web site (www.cowessessfn.com)


Cowessess First Nation provides a number of innovative and effective services under its Justice department.  These include:
  • Justice Program - Through the Community Justice Program, the Justice Coordinator provides alternative measures programs including medeation, diversion, fine option, sentencing and healing circles.
  • Peacekeepers - Employes four full time and six casual workers whose duties are to patrol and keep the peace on the Reserve, do curfew checks and requests by the courts, take people to court in Broadview and Regina and respond to calls from Band members looking for assistance.  Peacekeepers have first responder training as well as some of the health staff.
  • Fire Department - Currently has seven volunteers trained to provide fire protection services to the community.
  • By-law Services - Prepares by-laws to regulate matters such as zoning, health, traffic control, nuisances and wildlife conservation.
  • RCMP First Nation Community Policing Service Agreement - This agreement is within the RCMP First Nation Community Policing Service Framework Agreement and was entered into January 2, 2001 between the Kahkewistahaw and Cowessess First Nations, the Federal and Provincial Governments for policing services for the prevention of crime and maintenance of order.  At present the agreement is being negotiated.

Community Groups & Organizations

  • Drumming Group
  • Seniors' Group
  • Youth Group
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Gamblers Anonymous
  • Pow Wow Committee
  • Student Council Representatives
  • Senior Golf Days
  • 4H Club
  • Tae-Kwon Do
  • Boxing Club
  • Team Sports

Community Events

  • Pow Wow
  • Community Christmas Dinner
  • New Year's Dance
  • Treaty Day
  • Graduation
  • Round Dances
  • Flower Day
  • July 1st Celebration
  • Customer appreciation day
  • Golf tournament
  • Ball tournament

Programs Offered

  • Youth Assistance Program
  • Mobility Assistance Program
  • Summer Student Program
  • Ec Dev. Business Grant Program
  • Transitional Allowance Program
  • Resource Centre
  • Summer Child and Youth Program
  • Community Wellness Program
  • Home and Community Care
  • Post Secondary Program
  • Adult Education
  • CPR Training
  • Good Food Box Program
  • WRAP Around Program
  • Mental Health Program
  • Pre-Natal Program
  • Post-Natal Program
  • 4 Trust Program
  • Coaching Clinic
  • Aquasize Program
  • Seniors Foot Care Clinic
  • Head Start