Medicine, Materials, Energy and Environment


Donald Deranger

Mr. Donald Deranger is a member of the Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nations in Northern Saskatchewan and a Residential School survivor. For more than 25 years he has been actively involved with employment, training and economic development initiatives for First Nations people in the Athabasca region of Northern Saskatchewan. From May 2003 to October 2012, Mr. Deranger served as Athabasca Vice-Chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council, in portfolios that included Justice, Lands and Resources, Health and Community Development. Throughout his career he has been committed to working towards the protection, preservation and implementation of the Treaties and to maintain the protection of First Nations’ traditional territories and resources. He brings insight and understanding of the culture and perspectives of the peoples of Saskatchewan’s north.

Mr. Dernager is chairman of Points Athabasca Contracting and an advisor to the Athabasca Basin Development Corporation. He is the past-president of Learning Together, a non-profit organization that works to build relations between aboriginal people and the mining industry. Mr. Deranger has served on the Board of Directors of Cameco Corporation since 2009, and also serves as director of Northern Resource Trucking Limited Partnership, on the Mackenzie River Basin Board and the Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed board of directors.