Speakers for Keepers of the Water VI: Our Waters are One
September 26-29, 2012 · Fort Nelson, BC
DON DERANGER
Vice Grand Chief, Prince Albert Grand Council

Don Deranger is a member of the Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. He has held the executive position of Vice Grand Chief since May 23, 2003 and represents the Denesuline Athabasca communities of Black Lake, Fond du Lac and Hatchet Lake. As an elected executive representative, his portfolios include Justice, Lands and Resources, Athabasca Health Authority, Northern Lights Community Development Corporation and the Prince Albert Development Corporation.

In 1998, Vice Grand Chief Deranger was selected for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Citizen of the Year. In 1999, he received the Women of the Dawn Award for his outstanding volunteer efforts. The following year in 2000, he received the Athabasca Northern Volunteer Award. He is a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board and played a leadership role in developing the Keepers of the Water Saskatchewan.

Vice Grand Chief Deranger is committed to work towards protection, preservation and implementation of our Treaties, without compromising our inherent rights, and to maintain the protection of First Nation traditional territories and resources. He continues to represent and voice PAGC concerns and issues to federal and provincial governments to move the Indian Government agenda forward.