She said a lot of work has been taking place at the park and everything is coming together and one of the final pieces was to find a leader that was the right fit for the job. On Tuesday, Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, chair of Wanuskewin’s board of directors, announced Darlene Brander will assume the role as the park’s Chief Executive Officer effective March 4. years ago, and brings with her a wealth of experience that will positively impact the growth of Chair of Governance & Nomination Committee, Bev Dubois – Councillor Ward 9 reveal in Summer 2020. I really wanted to honour Wanuskewin’s past and thrive in the present and realize its future,” she says. The Board meets at least six times annually and is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s policies, programs, budgets and grant decisions. Dir.) Director New CEO at Wanuskewin Heritage Park – Darlene Brander (right photo) Dan Kemppainen - Prairieland Park Director Audit Committee “To be able to come back, it was something that I wanted to do because I felt I’d be able to contribute. Darlene Brander - Wanuskewin Heritage Park Director Governance & Nomination Committee. The bid for UNESCO World Heritage designation will follow. WHPA has a Council that consists of Elders who represent the various First Nations communities who gathered in the Wanuskewin area. Wanuskewin has been a gathering place for Indigenous peoples for more than 6000 SASKATOON,SK--FEBRUARY 13/2019-0301 BQC Darlene Brander- Darlene Brander, the new CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, in the park's Interpretive Centre in Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The Elder’s council ensures that the direction, planning and continuity of Wanuskewin are aligned with oral tradition and authentic cultural heritage. Wanuskewin Heritage Park.” Prior to launching the search for a new CEO, Wasacase-Lafferty said the park had just completed a survey of past and present park employees. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Hanif Hemani - Hemani Management Group Director. Are you a partnership-driven leader who can balance community expectations and sound business practices? The intent of the renovations is to be seamless, so visitors won’t know where the new begins and the old left off, she says. Board members are elected by the SODS membership. The WHPA Board of Directors select a Chief Executive Officer responsible for the overall management and operation of the park. Dan Kemppainen - Prairieland Park Director Audit Committee Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, chair of the park’s board of directors, has known Brander for several years and says she’s a big player in the community. Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a National Historic Site that brings to life the history and culture of the Northern Plains Indigenous peoples. narrative. All the staff here are leaving legacies in their own right, and I wanted to be able to be a part of that,” Brander says. The gallery is her “first favourite” spot, a place where you can “immerse yourself in the art of the Indigenous plains,” Brander says. Visitors came from all over Canada, and there was always someone interesting to talk with. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. Director, Hanif Hemani - Hemani Management Group It was fascinating every day that you worked here.”. Partnership, a 100% Saskatchewan First Nation owned company that offers remote site catering Cookies are used for measurement, ads and optimization. As she walks around the centre, she points to the spaces where she used to spend quiet time, explaining where they are now located and what will happen to the new space. For me, it boiled down to someone who had a very deep care and commitment for the park.”. Audit Committee. Do you feel rooted in the prairies and maintain global dreams? It seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime, she says, remembering the enthusiasm people had for learning about Plains Cree and Indigenous culture in general. Her reputation as a community leader along with her strong sense of business Outside the window of the old cafeteria area, a giant drill rig is being used to install 25-foot panels for a new meeting space that will seat 350 people in the round. The Board meets at least six times annually and is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s policies, programs, budgets and grant decisions. She moved to the city to attend Saskatchewan Indian Federated College — now First Nations University of Canada — for the Native Studies program, now called Indigenous Studies. Bridges cover: Darlene Brander returns to Wanuskewin to help build park's legacy. Saskatchewan, Canadian Association of Police Governance and is Chair of the Saskatoon Board community volunteer. Director. Governance & Nomination Committee, CJ Dushinksi - John G. Diefenbaker Airport attracted a strong field of candidates. On March 4, she starts her new role at Wanuskewin as its chief executive officer. Board of Directors . Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award. The current exhibition, which runs until the end of March, is “Writing on the Wall,” featuring the art of the late Joane Cardinal Schubert, sister of famed architect Douglas Cardinal. It’s going to be great,” Brander says. The hunt for a new leader at Wanuskewin Heritage Park is over. Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt. Board members are elected by the SODS membership. people we serve. working with the staff, Elders and board to honour the Park’s past, thrive in the present and

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