Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation

"Let us not think of Ourselves, but of Our Children's Children."

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To be a leader in Governance, Administration and Economic Development using the guiding principle of Chief Ahtahkakoop:

"Let us not think of Ourselves, but of Our Children's Children." (Chief Ahtahkakoop, 1876)

Stanley Sasakamoose Director of Sports, Recreation & Youth

Stanley Sasakamoose
Director of Sports, Recreation & Youth

Sports, recreation & youth

Business Focus

The business focus and key objectives in 2017-2018 will build capacity in volunteerism, coaching and officiating development. We will work with sport and community leaders and programs on athlete development to build a multi-sport, cultural and recreational agenda. New program development and activities will be sustainable and adequately resourced. Collaboration and participation in major, intra or inter-tribal events to celebrate sport, culture and the arts are fostered and encouraged. Program personnel will prioritize youth activities for pre and post classroom and weekend timelines.

Short-Term Objectives

  • More on-reserve sporting events for youth.
  • Increasing participation from youth who are not usually interested.
  • Introduction of new sports (IE. Curling, Lacrosse, demonstration sports).
  • Building partnerships.
  • Develop and enhance athletics programs (IE. Badminton, Track and Field, etc.).

Long-Term Objectives

  • Continue to build Community Capacity in volunteerism, coach certification and cultural legacy traditions (ongoing).
  • Continue with partnerships and alliances to build a strong recreational and sport program (ongoing).
  • Build a Sport Wellness Model that is stable and holistic by encouraging fair play, respect and healthy choices (ongoing).
  • Work with the Tribal Council and Ahtahkakoop Education to further develop our Athletics Program (ongoing).
  • Working with all Youth regardless of their interests.
  • Continue to offer a wide variety of programming to increase participation by Youth and parents (ongoing).
  • Continue to assist with registration fees for Band Members (ongoing).