MEDIA RELEASE: Issued on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 LLRIB, Sask. – Tammy Cook-Searson has announced her plan to seek the Liberal Party nomination in the federal riding of Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River for the upcoming 2019 election. Cook-Searson has over 20 years of leadership experience as chief and councillor for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Tammy was raised in the north and continues to practice hunting, trapping, fishing, and the harvesting of foods and medicines. She is fluently bilingual in Cree and English.
As chief she serves as President of Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership, one of the highly successful Indigenous businesses in Canada. In 2017 she was awarded the ABEX Community Leader award in business excellence from the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
“Over the past two decades, I have been honoured to serve in many capacities, raising issues through countless discussions and negotiations with the provincial and federal government, as well as the resource industries, on issues that matter the most to northerners,” said Cook-Searson.
“I am a strong believer in the importance of economic development that is balanced with social development. Northerners need jobs, contracts and access to health and education. For sustainable development we need the highest standards of environmental protection”
She is committed to work hard in the riding to be a strong voice for all the people of the Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, the rural areas, the north and the far north.
Feature image source: Tammy Cook-Searson FB/Media Release