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Non-Insured (NIHB)

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is Health Canada’s national medically necessary health benefits program which is available for eligible First Nations and Inuit peoples.

What benefits are covered by the NIHB Program?

Eligible benefit areas include:

  • Drugs (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs)
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Co-Management

The Alberta First Nations / First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) Regional Health Co- Management Committee was structured to jointly assess, analyze, plan and manage the administration of the Alberta Region Envelope. A formal agreement to co-manage the regional envelope was signed on November 18, 1996 by Alberta Chiefs and the Minister of Health.

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Indian residential Schools personal credits

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DEADLINE: December 1, 2014 Did you attend Indian Residential Schools and recieve a Common Experience Payment?  If so, you are eligible to recieve non-cash personal credits of up to $3,000.00 for yourself or certain family members. These personal credits may be used for a wide range of educationalRead More

Health Commission Purpose

The Health Commission is the steward of health for Treaty 8, having the obligation to manage and direct health towards building a contemporary comprehensive health system for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

Elders Contact Information

Name Position Contact Number
Vacant Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council  
Violet Clarke Athabasca Tribal Council 780.334.2295 780.742.3037 cell
Mike Beaver Bigstone Cree Nation mike.beaver@bigstonehealth.ca 780.891.3777 W 780.891.2552 H 780.891.0726 C
Ruth Gladue Western Cree Tribal Council 780.356.2511 780.512.7233 cell
Doris Courtoreille Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council doriscourtoreille@icloud.com 780.775.3551 780.805.6364 cell
VACANT   North Peace Tribal Council  

Health Commission Contact Information

Name First Nation/ Tribal Council Email Contact Number/ Address
Lisa Clarke North Peace Tribal Council lisa.clarke@nptc.ca P: 780.926.4075 F: 780.926.4075 Box 1889 High Level, AB T0H 1Z0
Kirsten Sware Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council kirsten.sware@ktcadmin.ca P: 780.767.3285 F: 780.767.2447 Atikameg, AB T0G 0C0
Lori Brebant Athabasca Tribal Council lori.brebant@atc97.org P: 780.791.6538 F: 780.791.0946 9206 McCormick DR Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1C7
Shelly Gladue Bigstone Cree Nation shelly.gladue@bigstonehealth.ca P: 780.891.2000 F: 780.891.2623 Box 1020 Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0
Julie Knott Western Cree Tribal Council health.director @westerncree.ca P: 780.524.5978 F: 780.524.2898 Box 2129 Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0
Marcella Schnurr Lesser Slave Indian Regional Council marcellac@lslirc.ab.ca P: 780.523.4401 F: 780.523.4480 Box 65 Enilda, AB T0G 0W0

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Director Of Health
HCOM Liaison

Phone: (780) 444-9366 Ext: 224

Tansi my name is Nora Alook and I’m a Big stone Cree Nation Member. I’ve been with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta for the past 8 years. The first 3.5 years was with the Livelihood department and the last 4.5 years with the Health Department as the Health Co-Management (HCOM) Liaison. My current job is to attend all HCOM Committee and Subcommittee meetings who meet on a quarterly basis. From the meetings I then prepare meeting summaries and share the summary with all Treaty 8 Health Directors. Treaty 8 HCOM Representatives, Chiefs of Health and T8 management. My educational background includes a Microcomputer Office Specialist Certificate and Office Administration Certificate. I enjoy my job and look forward to many more successful years with the Health Department.

Health Policy Analyst
Phone: (780) 444-9366 Ext: 228

Kris Janvier Health Policy Analyst – With over 9 years of experience working in the area of First Nations health and social development. Kris works to analyze and monitor the National Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Policy and Health Programs provided by First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) and provide advice options and recommendation to ensure that the programs delivered meet the needs of the Treaty 8 First Nation members now and in the future. Kriswho is a member of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation has resided in the Edmonton area for the last 10 years. Outside of work. Kris enjoys staying active through a number of sports and spending time with wife and young daughter.

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Phone: (780) 444-9366 Ext: 245

Jackie is a member from Bigstone Cree Nation, Wabasca and has been with the Treaty 8 Health Department since 2014. Her previous job held was with the Municipality (Local Government) inWabasca, which and held the Accounts Payable Analyst position. Jackie was a part owner of a small construction company and developed a safety program that met the Certificate of Recognition program.

Working for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta has given Jackie the opportunity to meet many Leaders,Elders and community members from other First Nations. Her dad was a proud Elder Representative forBigstone Cree Nation that encouraged her to get involved with working for a First Nation organization.

As a Health Admin Assistant she provides support to co-workers which may include attending meetings.prepares meeting packages, takes minutes as well as other office duties

Health Administrative Assistant