NGCI Welcomes Newly Appointed General Manager for Niwihcihaw Acceptance Ltd.

MASKWACIS, AB – The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Errol Wilson, is the new General Manager of Niwihcihaw Acceptance Ltd (NAL), effective August 15, 2022. Errol Wilson is Cree-Ojibway from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Currently, he resides in Pigeon Lake, Alberta. Errol has a wealth of experience serving in corporate leadership roles and building First Nation clients' capacity. Previously, his career had an extensive history of sustainable entrepreneur capacity development and financing, working for Aboriginal Financial Institutions. Errol has an ICD.D designation through the Directors Education Program at…

Maskwacis, AB and Saskatoon, SK– April 11, 2022 First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) and Ermineskin Cree Nation’s (ECN) proudly announceNeyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI), ECN’s economic development arm, investment inIndigenous economic self-determination and community prosperity. NGCI now owns 18% of FNBC,increasing the financial institution’s Indigenous ownership to 87%. "We are excited and most proud of this venture as it sets out to promote economic opportunity forErmineskin Cree Nation. With this opportunity comes greater success for sustainability and growth," saidChief Randy Ermineskin. ECN and their wholly owned economic development companies have a clear commitment andambitious strategies to increase community…

NGCI has a new Addition to the Executive Team

MASKWACIS, AB - Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) is thrilled to have a new VP Business Development join the Executive Team. The VP Business Development will assist in the development, implementation, and execution of new and existing businesses and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Vice President of Operations and Financial Controller.    Stephen Wagner, NGCI’s new VP Business Development, started with NGCI on November 18, 2021. He is from the Ermineskin Cree Nation; but grew up in the county of Ponoka, so he’s a good old farm boy. Stephen is son to Ralph Wagner and Esther Wildcat.…

NGCI and the NGCI Board of Director’s welcome Youth Advisory member to the Board.

MASKWACIS, AB - The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) and the NGCI Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Mr. Brayden Omeasoo-Steinhauer as the new Youth Advisory, effective November 8, 2021. Brayden grew up in the Ermineskin community, apart from a few years of his childhood when he and his family lived in Saddle Lake. Brayden’s parents are Carolyn (Melanie) Omeasoo-Steinhauer from Ermineskin Cree Nation and Russell Steinhauer from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, he is the middle child of seven siblings and a proud grandson of the late Evelyn Omeasoo. Brayden received his Alberta High School Diploma from Ermineskin…

NGCI’S Business Partner, Abacus Power Ltd, Donate to Ermineskin Food Bank

Maskwacis, AB, November 9, 2021 – Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. announces that the Abacus Power Ltd, a renewable energy company, has donated $1000 to Ermineskin Food Bank to support the community initiative of Ermineskin Cree Nation (ECN).It is widely known that food banks across Canada have been severely impacted by COVID-19. ECN have facing increased demand for support throughout this pandemic. The staff at Ermineskin Food Bank are working tirelessly to serve those who rely on their services to feel safe and healthy. This funding will assist the Ermineskin food bank to continue purchase food and other necessities."Thank you…

NGCI Welcomes Niwihcihaw Acceptance Ltd. New General Manager

MASKWACIS, AB – The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) and Niwihcihaw Acceptance Ltd. are pleased to welcome Mr. Clinton G. Roan as the new General Manager, effective November 3, 2021.  Clinton G. Roan is the newly appointed General Manager for Niwihcihaw Acceptance Ltd. Clinton is from Ermineskin Cree Nation, he is son of Marlene and Roger Noon, his maternal grandparents were late Lazarus and Emma Roan, and his paternal grandparents are Simon and Eliza Noon. Clinton lived in the Ermineskin Townsite majority of his life; but also, lived in Smallboy’s Camp, Thunderchild, Saskatchewan, and spent most of his time…

NGCI Welcomes a New Financial Clerk

MASKWACIS, AB – The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) and the Finance Department are pleased to welcome Mrs. Fown Roan as the new Finance Clerk to the head office of NGCI, effective October 13, 2021.  My name is Fown Roan. I am from the Piikani Nation of Treaty 7,  a mother to a 7-year-old boy and I am married to Clinton G. Roan. I spent most of my childhood/teen years with my maternal grandparents in the Secwepemc Territory (Cache Creek/Kamloops BC). I attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. where I completed 3 years in the BBA program. While…

Maskwacis Mall Hires New Custodian

MASKWACIS, AB – The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) is pleased to welcome Miss. Raven Littlechild as the new Custodian for Maskwacis Mall, effective September 1, 2021.  A janitor’s work is very important when it comes to working in a clean environment. Despite all the risks we are currently encountering, such as COVID and the flu season, janitors play a huge role in protecting the health of building occupants. Especially at the Maskwacis Mall, our very own Custodian, Raven Littlechild, works to serve others and does her job in order to meet the needs of others. Raven Littlechild is…

NGCI Receives Blue Sky Award – Parkland Airshed Management Zone

Date:   June 2, 2021 Maskwacis, AB – Ermineskin Cree Nation (ECN) and Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc.(NGCI) is pleased to announce they are the successful recipient of the Blue Sky Award presented by Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ).  NGCI is the corporate division of ECN located at Maskwacis, Alberta.  PAMZ Blue Skies Awards 2021 - YouTube ECN & NGCI received it’s award by virtual ceremony on June 2, 2021 from Chairman of PAMZ, Aaron Rognvaldson and Executive Director Kevin Warren.  NGCI is recognized by PAMZ for taking exemplary steps to improve air quality in the PAMZ region, particularly in the…

NGCI Welcomes New Executive Assistant

MASKWACIS, AB – The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) Chief Executive Officer is pleased to welcome Mrs. Andrea S Dion as the new Executive Assistant to the head office of NGCI, effective March 22, 2021.  Andrea S. Dion is married Craig Dion in 2015. Andrea is from Neyaskweyahk, her parents are Ron Littlechild and Barbara Rain. Andrea grew up in Edmonton, AB and moved back to Hobbema, now called Maskwacis in 2004 and has since lived and worked in Administration in the Maskwacis Community for over 15 years. It is through helping individuals, families, and the community of Maskwacis,…