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Who We Are

In 2010, the 11 member First Nation communities of File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC), representing over 16,000 First Nation citizens and 435,000 acres of reserve lands in Treaty 4 territory, formed FHQ Developments as a limited partnership agreement. The partnership’s owners are the eleven member First Nation Communities and FHQTC.

FHQ Developments was appointed as the ‘General Partner’ for the partnership charged with the mandate of carrying on all economic development business activities for and on behalf of the Limited Liability Partnership.

Business Objectives

Building Strong Business Development Partnerships.

Investing in Sustainable Opportunities that provide equity ownership in key economic sectors.

Supporting and Promoting Community Economic Development.

Providing access to labour market and employment services to First Nation job seekers and employers.


We contribute to the long-term economic independence and prosperity of our Limited Partners and our citizens by developing profitable business ventures, economic development opportunities, and advancing employment and livelihood for our Nations and citizens in a manner consistent with the Nehiyaw (Cree), Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) Nations teachings.


Our Nations exercise their inherent rights and sovereignty through financial independence.

Guiding Principles

First Nation equity ownership

Partnership and collaboration, relationship building

Sustainable, long-term, diversified investments that lead to wealth creation

Corporate differentiation - proud and vibrant First Nation business

Treaty principles

FHQ Developments’ focus and inspiration comes from the Treaty Principles as conveyed by our Elders. These principles form the basis of how we expect to conduct our business relationships.


The Principle of Getting Along Well with Others, Good Relations, Expanding the Circle


Finding One’s Sense of Origin and Belonging, Finding “One’s Self” or Finding “One’s Centre”


Living Together on the Land


Making a Living


Speaking the Truth or Speaking with Precision and Accuracy


Setting into Place Arrangements for Livelihood, Living and Evolving Treaty Rights’

Organizational Values

  • Service to our Nations and Citizens – a central value and focus that guides our actions is to serve and be responsive to the collective economic identity and interests of our Nations and citizens economic needs.
  • Integrity, Honesty, and Truthfulness – we promote an environment of honesty, integrity, personal responsibility and accountability, and trust. We commit to come together in a “good way”, as based on the cultural teachings of our Elders. We acknowledge and commit that our interactions are relational, and not solely transactional. Our honesty and integrity encompass the due diligence and transparency with which we engage our Limited Partners, Nations and citizens, and stakeholders.
  • Mutual Consideration and Benefit – our interactions are guided by the objectives of reciprocity, equity, and the benefit of shared mutual goals. We are thoughtful and diligent in our interactions and pursue the development of true partnerships that reflect, advance, and uphold our shared ideals.
  • Inclusion and Diversity – we believe in the strengths and benefits that accrue from being inclusive and encouraging diversity.
  • Sustainability – we take a balanced, thoughtful, and comprehensive approach to business growth and partnership development. We pursue and nurture long-term priorities and relationships that provide a continuum of outcomes for our Limited Partners, Nations, and citizens.
  • Pride – we demonstrate pride in our Nations, our businesses, and our people.
  • Innovative and Versatile – we encourage creativity, innovation, and adaptability to change. We are relentless in our pursuits, and open-minded to new ways of thinking and opportunities.

Our Team

Michelle Brooks, Director of Indigenous HR Strategy

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Melissa Munroe, Executive Assistant

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Jason Koochicum, Manager of Economic Development

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Cree Lavallee, Indigenous Relations Consultant

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Justine “Tini” Stilborn, Communications Marketing Specialist

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Amy Cruson, Indigenous HR Strategy Business Partner

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Trevor King, Indigenous HR Strategy Business Partner

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Denise Kenny, Talent Acquisition Manager

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Sara Cronan, Indigenous HR Strategy Consultant

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Tanner Amyotte, Financial Controller

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We are located in Regina, Saskatchewan at 490 Hoffer Drive, and we are open to creating mutually beneficial partnerships with successful corporations.