Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs Inc. (BATC) is a tribal council that was formed in the spring of 2007 with the original first nations of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Moosomin First Nation, Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Sweetgrass First Nation, and Stoney Knoll First Nation signing the Convention Act. Saulteaux First Nation joined in 2009 and Mosquito Grizzly Bear's Head Lean Man First Nation in 2014.
BATC provides services and support on- and off-reserve to the more than twelve thousand citizens of the member Nations. Services in the areas of housing development support, economic development, band governance, financial management, justice, sports and recreation, social development, employment training, industry relations, urban services, and emergency shelter are provided by BATC.
The Executive Council has mandated BATC to meet the objective of reducing dependency within the Nations and their members. BATC has a strong senior management team who deliver quality services for the sustainability, self-sufficiency, and autonomy of its First Nations’ membership. In partnership with its member Nations, BATC has formed an investment entity to develop wealth and create job opportunities.
Historically, BATC was created to facilitate advisory services to the areas of, housing (community planning), economic development, band governance (development of policies and procedures), financial management, justice, and sports and recreation. Social development, employment and training, industry relations, and investments have been added to the list of services to date.
Our Chiefs' Guiding Principle
"Reduce Social Assistance clients by 5% per year" - Late Chief Wayne Standinghorn