The Montana Indian Reservation, No. 139 is located approximately 90 kilometers
south of Edmonton and 3 kilometers east of Highway No. 2A.(see
map) It is the smallest First Nation that makes up the Four Nations of Hobbema,
Montana Tribal Government
- Chief and Council
The Montana First Nation is governed by one Chief and four
Chief: Darrell Strongman .
Councillors: Ralph Catteman, Ingrid Kelln, Bradley Rabbit, Justin Strongman.
Chief and Council consult regularly with members and the
Tribal Elders on tribal matters.
is ex-officio responsible for all departments and each council
member is assigned a portfolio of various responsibilities.
Each is responsible to implement and set policy for a certain
number of departments.
- protection of treaties
- developing tribal laws
- developing and implementing tribal policy
- tribal finance
- oil and gas
- managing investments
- ranching and agriculture
- land claims o land and leases
- community infrastructure
- social development
- cultural activities
- attending meetings locally, provincially, nationally,
- maintaining intertribal and intergovernmental relations
with: Four Nations, the Confederacy of Treaty Six First
Nations, the Alberta Chiefs Summit, Indian Resource
Council ("IRC") , Assembly of First Nations, Province
of Alberta, INAC, Various International Bodies Such
as United Nations, the International Labor Organization
("ILO'), the Organization of American States ("OAS")
and also affiliates with the Council of Energy Resources Tribes ("CERT"), various