Stoney Nakoda/ Tsuut’ina Tribal Council Strategic Plan 

Location Calgary Region, AB
Type Strategic Plan
Client Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina First Nation

Collaboration with Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina to set a Strategic Plan to help define principles, values, and priorities. 

In 2017, four chiefs from the Bearspaw, Chiniki, Tsuut’ina and Wesley First Nation came together to form the Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council Ltd. The purpose of the Council is to coordinate collaborative regional service delivery and capacity building initiatives, acts as the primary liaison between Federal and Provincial government departments and serve their Nations as advocates for the advancement of their vision, mission, and goals.

B&A was brought on board in 2018 to work with the Chiefs to develop The Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council Ltd. Strategic Plan. This document defines their collective principles, values, and priorities.

Our team led the Council through three workshops to develop the core aspects of the Strategic Plan. Workshop content and guidebooks were created by B&A to facilitate the sessions with the Tribal Council’s leadership. B&A’s Graphic Design team created visually compelling and culturally specific tools that were incorporated throughout the Strategic Plan’s development.

The Strategic Planning workshops were tailored to encourage a shared and equitable collaboration between the parties, and to ultimately define the Tribal Council’s Mandate, Vision, Mission, and Values. As a result of the workshops, it was established that the Tribal Council will manage four major portfolio areas, including: Health, Economic Growth, Education, and Governance and Administration. The contents of the Strategic Plan were developed over several months through discussion and B&A’s facilitation by exploring the current state, desired state, goals and objectives of each area.

The final Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council Ltd. Strategic Plan was approved in Spring 2018. The Plan supports immediate governance planning and decisions along with the strategic allocation of federal funding to resource the Tribal Council’s internal departments.

Images courtesy of Designcorp Ltd.