Resource Management

Photo by: Boris Minkevich

The Skownan Resource Management Office (RMO) continues to build up a program that will have connection to lands, water, wood bison and economic development within the traditional territory of the Skownan people.

The RMO department is responsible for:

  • Land Management
  • Wildlife and Fishing
  • Chitek Lake and other lakes
  • SKO Wood Bison Ranch
  • Wild Wood Bison


External Relations

The RMO has been building relations through the creation of the Senior Officials Forum (SOF). Senior staff from Skownan meets with senior staff or Deputy Ministers from the Provincial Government of Manitoba to discuss land management issues and sustainability. In the meantime, the leaders of both nations meet with each other from time to time.

Skownan continues to bring Crown representatives to the table who are directed under the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).


For more information on Wood Bison please contact:

Councillor Sterling Catcheway

Skownan First Nation

Phone: (204) 628-3373 Ext. 231

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For information on Lands, Chitek Lake, and Fisheries please contact:

Skownan First Nation

Phone: (204) 628-3373