Councillor Elaine Ross
The following is a list of duties that fall under Councillor Elaine Ross
Health and Social Development
- Health Programs
- Community Based Funding
- Brighter Futures
- Day Care / Head-start Program
- Social Development
- Indian Child and Family Services
- Women’s Commission (MFN & STC) Health Committee
Tansi! My name is Elaine Ross (nee Smith) and I am the newly elected Councillor of the assigned Portfolio of Health & Social Development for the Muskoday First Nation. I was nominated by Elder Edith Dreaver and seconding the nomination was Elder Eliza Crain to both of which I am thankful for their confidence and support. Previously I was employed as the MFN Clerk to Chief and Council hired in 2007, and previous to this job I was employed with the Saskatoon Tribal Council Inc.
As a Councillor, I am a servant of the Membership, who is responsible to the Membership, working daily to meet their needs and requests as required at any given moment. I am pleased and proud to be a humble servant of the MFN Membership. I report to and work under the auspices of the Membership and easy to contact at home at 306.763.1521, or on my cell at 306.930.0483 or at the office at 306.764.1282. The Toll Free Number to the MFN Administration Office is 1.877.687.5632.
I am a Band Member of Muskoday First Nation, my parents are the Late Norman (my Dad passed on in March, 2003) and Evelyn Smith, I come from a large family. As a direct descendent of the late Chief John Smith, I am both humbled and grateful to be given the opportunity to serve the people, enriching their lives by meeting their needs and exceeding them. I attend Church here in Muskoday at St. James Anglican Church and serve in many capacities as the janitor and Vestry recorder as required. I also previously served as a Member of the MFN Education Authority and MFN Housing Committee as well. I graduated from Birch Hills High School and thereafter attended classes at SIIT, SIAST and also the U of S. I believe education is very important and the key to having a better life with positive choices.
I am married to Gary Ross and we are very proud of our 4 children, Cpl. William Ross the eldest who is currently in the Canadian Army, based at Edmonton, AB. and deployed in Afghanistan at this time. My second son Bruce works as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Carpenter in Saskatoon and Fort MacMurray, AB., but resides in Saskatoon with his fiancé. My third youngest is my daughter Margot who attends High School and lives at home along with her little brother David who has just completed Pre-School. We reside in here Muskoday and both work hard at our jobs, taking nothing for granted and enjoying every moment together, as we love raising and training our horses and camping when time permits.
I am very proud of my First Nation, its history and the direction it is currently taking. I am pleased to work for and serve the community of Muskoday in the best way I can, which at the present is, as their “Councillor of the assigned Portfolio of Health & Social Development”. I will continue to work here at my post at the Band Office to meet the needs of the Muskoday First Nation as a whole, including the Elders, Council and both the Urban and On Reserve Membership as long as possible. I really enjoy my job with its daily challenges, pace and continually strive for excellence in all that I do. I Iook forward to working and meeting with everyone in my community, be it on a personal or business level and meeting your needs or concerns.