In honouring our Nation, we are committed to a holistic, traditional, and culturally-based healing model that serves our children and families.
A healthy, proud, and vibrant Nation where all children, families, and future generations achieve wellness from their connection to the home fires.
Chief Cadmus Delorme
Chief Cadmus Delorme
Chief of the Cowessess First Nation
Chief Cadmus Delorme, of Cree and Saulteaux heritage, is a citizen and currently Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. Mr. Delorme recently graduated from the Institute of Corporate Director with a designation, received a Master of Public Administration from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Business Administration along with a Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management from the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv).
In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his student leadership and the hospitality he showed to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, when they visited FNUniv in 2012. Mr. Delorme has also been named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40, which celebrates the province’s new generation of leaders, builders, and change-makers under the age of 40. Chief Delorme worked at the First Nations University of Canada from 2013 to 2016 when he was elected as Chief. He lives with his wife Kimberly, brother-in-law, daughter and two son’s on Cowessess First Nation. Chief Delorme was re-elected to a second term as Chief of the Cowessess First Nation in April 2019.
Message from Chief Cadmus
Citizens of Cowessess First Nation begin ceremonies, feasts, gatherings, songs, healing, and other occasions with traditional protocols which have been passed on from generation to generation since time immemorial. Our human birth, the Creator gave this to us. It was at that time the Creator blessed us before our human birth, from the Creator’s flame, a ’soul flame’ – the soul flame is there to look after our bodies, our minds and our souls. We picked from the Creator’s flame before our human birth, the tiny flame we picked became our soul, which is called a soul flame. Cowessess First Nation laws and legal traditions are an essential part of our culture. Within these laws are the protocols, etiquettes and methodologies that provide direction and guidance in participating of ceremonies.
Non-Indigenous colonial jurisdiction has resulted in the diminishment and loss of language, culture, songs, practices and jurisdiction. The Miyo Pimatisowin Act will guide Cowessess First Nation in the formal and informal methods that will maintain behaviours, ideologies, institutions, policies, and economics of its people and resources. These formal and informal methods will be built upon the medicine wheel teachings of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual pillars. The Coordination Agreement will build on the relationship Cowessess First Nation has with the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan. Like a braid of sweetgrass, each strand will represent the unity each will need to play to assure the Miyo Pimatisowin Act is supported and lead by the Cowessess First Nation over children and families requiring help.