Maamawi, minonakiiwin ga zhitoomin ji shkewziyaang wii Ogimaakangeying, nakeying enenjgewaat edbendaagzijig.

Promoting Self-Sufficiency Among Our Members
Serving our First Nation communities since 1990.

Provide direction, guidance and support to member First Nations Chiefs, Councils and staff in First Nations government and administration matters including the development of laws, constitutions, by- laws, policies, management structures and effective planning processes. Provide analysis of government (First Nation, federal and provincial) legislation, regulations and policies that affect OTC member First Nations. 

 

As requested by member communities, the Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC) provides direction, guidance and assistance in the design, development and implementation of several policy areas. These areas may include human resource planning, policy development, program evaluations, implementation processes, operational and strategic planning and team building.

 

The OTC also focuses on providing assistance to member communities in determining organizational effectiveness and reviewing First Nation administrations. While providing this assistance, the OTC maintains a focus on identifying best practices, successes and positive solutions leading to continuing improvement. The council also provides strategic advice for member federal, provincial and municipal governments
 

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At the request of the member First Nation, services provided include obtaining advice, guidance and assistance in the design, development and implementation in the following areas:

 

 

  • Human resource planning
  • Management training
  • Policy development
  • Program Evaluations
  • Implementation processes
  • Operational and Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Conduct organizational effectiveness reviews of First Nation administrations as a whole, focusing on successes, best practices, and identification of positive solutions for continuous improvements  (in collaboration with community-based steering committees) 
  • Provide strategic advice on First Nations’ relations with federal, provincial and municipal governments

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Planning &
Management

  • Design, develop, deliver and/or facilitate strategic and operational planning processes as requested by the member First Nations;
  • Provide one-on-one coaching and mentoring to senior and middle managers on key management functions including planning, organizing, directing, staffing, budgeting and reporting, at their request.
  • Design, develop, deliver and/or facilitate program evaluations as requested by member First Nations;
  • Conduct (in collaboration with community-based steering committees) organizational effectiveness reviews of First Nation administrations as a whole, focusing on successes, best practices, and identification of positive solutions for  continuous improvements (at the request of First Nations).

Capacity
Development

  • Design and deliver and/or facilitate work shops and presentations on relevant topics reflective of the member First Nations needs/requests including policy development, implementation processes, operational and strategic planning, workplace communications, human resources management, etc.
  • Research various information sources that support the First Nations government/ administration services

Liaison

  • Liaise with member First Nations leadership and/or First Nation representatives to ensure accurate communication and information is properly disseminated
  • Liaise with OTC Boards, committees and staff to support the goals and objectives of the OTC
  • Attend information meetings, workshops, conferences and other professional development activities on relevant topics.

Department Contact

Sheri Kay

Policy Advisor

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext. 210
Cell: 705-323-2192

Sheri Kay is a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.  Sheri has a diploma in Aboriginal Law and Advocacy from Confederation College and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria.  Sheri began her legal career with Rama First Nation as an Associate General Counsel providing a variety of legal services to the First Nation.

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Sheri is active in her community by serving as the Chair of the Rama Police Service Board and is a Trustee with the Coldwater Narrows Land Trust.

Sheri is currently the Policy and Planning Advisor with Ogemawahj Tribal Council.   This work includes assisting the member First Nations with policy review and drafting, strategic planning, facilitating workshops, program evaluations, and human resources matters.

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