Chief Lorie Whitecalf

Saskatchewan First Nations

Lorie made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  Lorie took a two year hiatus from politics to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was was re-elected on November 29. 2019 as Chief of Sweetgrass. Lorie is a proud mother of three children, Kylie, Whitney and Austin.  Being raised on a farm provided Lorie with a strong work ethic and a belief system that women can do anything.  She continues to raise cattle along side her father. Chief Whitecalf practices a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards:  Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resources Centre of Excellence, FSIN Executive Council, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and BATC Executive Council.