Slate Falls Nation



Chief Lorraine Crane

Chief Lorraine Crane has been the leader of our community for the past 14 years.  Throughout her tenure, she has made significant achievements in all departments, including advocating for the Nation to be recognized as a First Nation and receiving its First Nation status with Indigenous Services Canada, securing the funding and building of the Water treatment Plan after years of the community being on a boil water advisory.  She also fought diligently for the Lake St. Joe Settlement and the Hydro One Settlement.  She participated and completed the hydro easement agreement that goes through the Nations traditional lands.

Her passion is promoting our language and traditional values in the community as well as, ensuring the safety of our Child and Family Services department.

Chief Lorraine Crane has participated on various communities outside of the community including, Tikinaagan Child and Family Services Board, Oshkibimajiwiin Social Services Board, and previously the NANs Women's Council.

Her vision remains her continued devotion to ensuring the safety and well-being of our Elders and our families in the community.  Chief Lorraine Crane is dedicated to continuing the visions of past leaders of Slate Falls Nation.

arlene bearman headshot.jpg

Head Councillor Arlene Bearman

Arlene has been a member of leadership since the 2018 elections.  Arlene has a background in Health and Administration.  She grounds herself on the principle of fairness and leading by example.  Her main focus is on the youth and families within the community as well as, promoting education & training.  Councillor Bearman promotes healthy communication and positive relationship building with all her community members, listening to their concerns so they are acknowledged and heard. She has dedicated herself to the health and safety of the community. 


Councillor Cassandra Loon

Cassandra Loon is the newly elected Council member as a result of the 2020 by-elections.  With her Bachelor of Commerce and a wide range of work experience in Finance, Economic Development and Governance, she compliments the strengths of the existing leadership team in order to ensure the success and safety of Slate Falls Nation.