BOarD Of DIRECtors
Clifford Starr is a member of Star Blanket Cree Nation and has been involved with the Band for a number of years, as the Chief for one term and as the Chairman of the TLE Trust and Lands Manager. He received his certificate in business administration from the U of S in 1987 and Medical Radiography in 1966. Over the years he has taken a number of different courses in management, negotiation, leadership, Indian Government and Land management. He has work for the Dept. of Indian Affairs as Director of Lands & Trust Services and as a District Manager. His work with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians saw him as Treaty Land Entitlement Coordinator, Executive Assistant to the Chief, The Third Vice-President, and Director of Communications. Volunteer work has seen him serve as Chairman of the Prince Albert Friendship Centre and President of the Saskatchewan Assoc. of Friendship Centres, the President & Chairman of the Board for the Lebret Eagle Jr. A Hockey Club, a member of the Regina Aboriginal Kinsmen Club and a Board Member at the Regina YMCA.At present Cliff sits on the Star Blanket Finance & Audit Committee, and White Buffalo Calf Gaming Board. Cliff brings a wealth of knowledge to the Red Dog Board he also brings his corporate memory as the TLE Trust begins the wind down as assets are transferred over to Red Dog Holdings.
Lawrence Bigknife is a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation and has served his community in a number of different capacities over a span of 35 years. He served on council from 1978 to 1992 and was appointed to the TLE Trust in 1973 to present. As a trustee he has also had the responsibility to oversee the Star Blanket Development Co. and the Sask. # Co., along with the other members of the Trust. At present he drives bus for Star Blanket, something he has done for 35 years and is the Manager at WhiteCalf Facilities. Lawrence grew up on a farm and later farmed himself for a number of years, raising cattle and mixed grain farming. He also spend ten years working for the CN Railways, and served on the Whitecalf Collegiate School Board. While on council accountability was important to him and there administration was able to produce a number of consecutive years of unqualified audits. He was appointed to the Board to bring some corporate memory as Star Blanket Cree Nation makes the transition from the TLE Trustees overseeing land leases and property management to the Red Dog Holdings Board. He has always been a contributing member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation, supporting as many community events as possible and would like to see his First Nation move towards self-generating revenue sources.
Gail Starr was appointed to the Board of Directors for her positive outlook and work ethic in everything that she does. Her education is in Social Work receiving her Certificate in 2002 and Bachelor of Social Work in 2005. She began working in 1996 as pit boss at the Painted Hand Casino; in 2002 she was an Intake Worker for File Hills Child & Family Services and in 2003 worked for Star Blanket Cree Nation as the Education Coordinator. At present she works at Parkland College as a counselor. Gail is a community minded person and serves on a number of Boards, A-Mataw Awasisak Teen Support & Daycare Centre Inc., Women’s Unity Circle, Relay for Life volunteer, and Clothes Call Career Wear. It is Star Blanket’s goal to build capacity for the youth and Gail is one of the younger Board Members.