TREATY 8 FIRST NATION OF ALBERTA -"As long as the sun shines, grass grows and the rivers flow..."
Director Of Health

Phone: (780) 444-9366 Ext: 240

Dale Tallman is from the Whitefish lake First Nation ( # 459), Alberta. Dale is currently the Director of Health for Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. Dale has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Dale has worked all over Alberta, mainly in the area of child, youth and family treatment/intervention. Much of the work was done at the managerial and directorial level, and was instrumental in establishing and developing 4 different First Nation child and youth programs throughout Alberta. The children and youth Dale has worked with faced challenges such as; family violence, peer pressure, gang involvement, addictions, and suicide ideation and self harm. Dale believes in holistic efforts in addressing First Nation challenges in today’s interconnected world. Dale has long believed that balancing the 4 aspects of our being is the key to health and is proven over and over again by studies. Dale has also spent 4 years working with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch( Health Canada) as a Program officer.

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.

Health Admin Support
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

NIHB Navigator

Phone: (780) 444-9366 Ext: 245

Caroline Adam is the NIHB Navigator at Treaty 8 First Nations. Caroline assumed the position as NIHB Navigator in August 2015. Caroline has a diploma in Social Work and Addiction’s counselling. Caroline has worked primarily in Fort Chipewyan throughout her 25 year career as a Child Welfare Worker Probation Officer School Guidance Counselor Mental Health and Addictions Counselor and Program Manager Women’s Shelter Director and Health Director. Caroline is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation from Fort Chipewyan. She is married with 4 adult children and 4 awesome grandsons and two granddaughters. The Treaty 8 Navigator position is a liaison and advocacy position to serve Treaty 8 members with NIHB Issues. Caroline looks forward to working with the communities within the Treaty 8 territory to help our First Nations members by advocating on their behalf and/or working with other departments agencies and government to assist our people.


ADDRESS : Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

c/o Santa Fe Plaza

18178 – 102 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1S7

PHONE : (780) 444-9366


FAX (780) 484-1465