Vision Statement

To be a leader in Governance, Administration, and Economic Development using the guiding principle of Chief Ahtahkakoop: 

“Let us not think of Ourselves, but of Our Children’s Children”

Mission Statement

To build wealth and create opportunities for the benefit of our community, its members and our children’s children.

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Meet our CEO


Neil Ahenakew, CEO

Mr. Neil Ahenakew is a leader in governance and management applications whose known and trusted expertise is highly valued in First Nations community development. For the past twenty years Neil has provided a leadership role at Ahtahkkakoop Cree Nation in several capacities that include; Director of Economic Development, Director of Finance, and Band Manager. Neil’s strong commitment to public service is demonstrated by his continuing role as a duly elected Band Councillor having now served his community in senior portfolio assignments for five successive terms. Neil’s background includes a position with the Federal government in the capacity of Senior Funding Service Officer and in an entrepreneurial function as the Business Manager of a successful management consulting firm.


Neil believes in a results-based approach to strategic direction and annual business planning. Neil designs, implements and measures each key element of organizational performance and for this reason he is a sought after member for Boards, organizations and community projects seeking to realize business objectives. Neil has demonstrated strong senior management competencies in areas that include planning, leading and developing people, risk management, financial accountability and performance measurement. Neil’s work ethics integrate well with the values of First Nations peoples and creates bridging opportunities to increase public and private sector partnerships with those companies who share a common vision of mutual economic prosperity. Neil believes that community growth and sustainability is best served and achieved through comprehensive planning, exercising due diligence and seizing those business opportunities that best serve Ahtahkakoop Cree Developments' business goals.

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