History of Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs
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.
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