The Driftpile Band is situated 30 kms. west of Swan River (or 3 hours and 15 minutes northwest of Edmonton)

The Driftpile Reserve itself is over 15,000 acres in size and sprawls along 10 kms of sandy shoreline on the south side of Lesser Slave Lake.

Highway #2 runs directly through the reserve and provides good access to the lake.

TRADITIONAL PARENTING Registration Deadline July 17th @ 12:00PM. Meals & Door Prizes Provided. READ MORE ATTENTION: DPCN YOUTH Traditional Land User Survey for DPCN Youth Aged 7-17 READ MORE CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC July 18 from 10AM - 8PM. Open to Children Aged 2 Months - 7 Years Old. READ MORE
Election Update: 2018 Chief & councilCandidates

The Driftpile Band also enjoys a stable political environment and welcomes
the prospect of developing tourism on the reserve.
With relatively high unemployment, the project represents
badly needed jobs and economic opportunity for the
future growth and development of the band.

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Driftpile Cree Nation HRD is Hosting a Heavy Equipment Operators Course

In order to qualify you MUST have the following:

  • Valid Driver's License (Mandatory)
  • Be willing to work camp jobs and/or relocate
  • Be eligible for HRD funding (Mandatory)
  • Possess the following safety tickets (Can be obtained through the training)
    • H2S
    • Standard First Aide
    • Ground Disturbance
    • CSTS
    • A minimum of grade 11 education

If you are interested you must do the following:

  • Submit a recent resume and cover letter
  • Complete a HRD application
  • A copy of all current safety tickets
  • Copy of valid driver's license

We will ONLY be selecting 12 Trainees for this opportunity. An interview process will take place to select those who have been short listed for a possible seat in the training. DPCN personnel policy will be adhered to while training.


No late applications will be accepted

If there are any questions regarding the training, you can direct your questions to either Caroline Badger, HRD Officer or Karen Cunningham, Social Development Director. Either can be reached at the Social Development office. 780-355-3866

We thank all those that apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Driftpile Cree Nation

Employment Opportunity: Recreation Assistant

Driftpile First Nation Social Development is seeking a Recreation Assistant. Under the supervision of the Director of Social Development, the incumbent will carry out and perform the following duties, roles and responsibilities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and delivery of sustainable recreation and support programs that enrich and strengthen family
  • Actively participate in activities with youth and families
  • Supervision of the youth
  • Act as a chaperone when needed
  • Coordinate and assist with fundraising activities and fundraising projects
  • Recruitment of volunteers
  • Responsible for ensuring safety guidelines are maintained
  • Prepare grant applications and proposals
  • Provide parents with information and encourage involvement regarding programs
  • Coordinate workshops with the Right to Play coordinator as it pertains to the social development of children and their families
  • Implement program plans and carry them through
  • Provide monthly reports and budget forecasts
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Recreation facilities (building, baseball diamond, skating rink, concession, etc.) along with the Right to Play Coordinator
  • Assist with the coordination of sporting leagues with local communities


  • Self motivated, reliable and responsible with a genuine interest in helping people
  • Life Skills Coach certification with one year Administrative experience or diploma in a Recreation, Physical Education or Management discipline
  • Proven experience in proposal writing and accessing of funds is an ASSET
  • Knowledge of current programs geared to family support and recreation
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification
  • Clear CWIS, CPIC and drivers abstract must be provided with resume
  • Class 4 drivers license is an ASSET
  • Computer knowledge, excellent organizational skills and excellent communication skills

Salary: Negotiable (Benefit package available)

Please submit resumes to:
Karen Cunningham, Director of Social Development
Box 30
Driftpile, AB
T0G 0V0
Phone: (780) 355-3866
Fax: (780) 355-2734
Email: socialdir@dpcn.ca

Closing date: October 22nd, 2018 @ 12:00PM

Applications will be screened, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Driftpile Cree Nation

Instructions: Returning Mail In Ballots

This flow chart outlines the steps taken to properly return mail in ballots for the 2018 Chief and Council Election.

Step 1: Read instructions on the CHIEF BALLOT and COUNCIL BALLOT. Complete your ballots and place them both in the BALLOTS envelope

Step 2: Complete the ELECTOR DECLARATION form

Step 3: Place the BALLOT ENVELOPE and the completed ELECTOR DECLARATION together in the PRE-PAID RETURN ENVELOPE

Step 4: Write your mailing address on the outside of the RETURN ENVELOPE

Step 5: Place the sealed RETURN ENVELOPE in the mail

Please note that:

Electors are 100% responsible for returning their completed MAIL IN BALLOT (MIB) packages to the Electoral Officer and MIBs received after 8:00 pm on December 19, 2018 will not be counted.

Completed MIBs can also be received in person by the Electoral Officer during Poll station hours of 9:00 am - 8:00 pm. These MIBs will be stored with those returned by mail - all MIBs will then be reviewed upon close of polls at 8:00 pm on December 19, 2018.

MIBs will be reviewed by the Electoral Officer upon close of polls to 1) verify that the elect has not voted in person, 2) verify that the ELECTOR DECLARATION FORM was properly completed and 3) verify that a MIB was sent to that elector.

For more information please contact:

Lawrence Lewis, Chief Electoral Officer
Office: (250) 384-8200
email: jaclyn@onefeather.ca

Jaclyn Casler, Deputy Electoral Officer
PH/TXT: (250) 213-5247
email: lawrence@onefeather.ca

Office: (250) 384-8200
TF: 1-855-458-5888
Fax: (250) 384-5416
PO Box 35008 Hillside, Victoria, BC V8T 5G2



Traditional Parenting Event Poster - Text Reads: Elders we need your input, please contact to register - deadline to register - July 17, noon. Meals Provided. Resources. Support. Door Prizes. July 22 & 23 at the Church Addition from 9am - 4pm. Contact: Laurie Bellerose 780-849-0874.


Text Reads: Are you a traditional land user? Do you hunt, fish, camp or gather with your family? If you are interested, please submit your name for selection to have a chance to interview with the DPCN office July 29th 9am-4pm! Ages 7-14. Incentives for time provided. Contact Karl R. Giroux or Danielle Thunder 780-355-3868 8:30am - 4:30pm.


Poster Reads: July 18th 2019 from 10am - 8pm for Ages 2 months - 7 years old. Please call the Driftpile Health Center @ 780-355-3931 to book an appointment.


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