Chief & Council
Chief Tyson Bear
My name is Tyson Joseph Bear a proud member of the Flying Dust First Nation. My father was the Late Ted Bear, my brother and sister are Cherish Bear and Justin Bear. My wife of twenty years is Kirsten Kyplain and together we have 4 sons; Emerson, Emory, Ethan and William.
I have worked for Flying Dust for 12+ years in the areas of Recreation, Operations and Maintenance and Housing. This is my second term in office and I hope to be an effective leader and team player.
Councillor Marie Gladue
I am proud to be sitting for my 8th term as Councillor. My heart has always been in and for the community of Flying Dust and it is a blessing to be able to work for the people. I have lived on the Flying Dust First Nation all my life and reside with my partner Sherman Merasty. I am a proud mother and Kokum to 9 grandchildren. My late parents were Joe and Eva Gladue.
I have worked with Flying Dust for 25+ years, my focus has always been for the community. The ongoing positive growth for our families is beneficial to having a strong mindset for the future. I work to ensure that the Health & Wellness programs and services remain operational and the capital funding is secured to sustain the future for our community members.
A future goal of mine is to continue to work with the managers and staff to strengthen Mental Health Services along with effective programs to services to people of all ages; Elders, adults and youth. This will be achievable with projects including the Mental Health Circle of Care model and Gladue Lake. I also continue to promote a healthy work environment, we can achieve a lot if we work as a team!
Councillor Connie Derocher
I am honoured and thankful to be serving my second term on council for Flying Dust First Nation. I have lived here most of my life and I am proud to call this community home. It has been a great place to raise my family and be a part of a bigger family.
I graduated from Beauval Indian Education Center and went on to attend classes at the U of S. I have been a front line worker with our members for the past 20+ years in the areas of Justice, Recreation, Kopahawakenum School and Post-Secondary programs. I have also sat on several boards and committees over the years.
My passion has always been working with our young people to help them improve their livelihood through education, wellness and recreation. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue doing this work. I currently have the lead on the Education portfolio and share Community Justice and Safety and Lands portfolios. I’m excited to continue working with staff and community members to continue to develop those areas.
This year FDFN has implemented several changes in the governance and administration areas to address the nations needs with current and future growth. I look forward to the future and being a part of a team that has the knowledge, experience, creativity and heart to build up our people and strengthen our community.
“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.”
Councillor Rubyn Norman
My name is Rubyn Norman, Clara and Bob Norman are my grandparents and my parents are
Brenda and Jim Norman. I was born and raised on Flying Dust Reserve. I am a proud father of three children and have three grandchildren. This is my first time being a councillor, and am currently on my third year out of the four year term serving FDFN.
I worked for the Band for 10 years in the areas of truck driver, equipment operator, hauling logs and also working in the O&M department.
I enjoy hunting, fishing, trapping and working along side our employees. I'm always compassionate about my community, love my community.
Councillor Jon Mirasty
It is a pleasure to represent the membership of Flying Dust First Nation. I am a proud community member that currently resides on Flying Dust with my wife Janessa and our two daughters, Ava and Bexlee. My son Triston Mirasty is currently in his second year of post secondary for Justice in Saskatoon. I am the son of Gary Mirasty and Catherine Kohmann. My grandparents are the late Frank and Neva Mirasty.
I come with a strong background of motivating Youth by sharing my experiences of travelling the world through hockey. Being a good role model is a privilege and I strongly believe if I lead by example I can have a good impact on our Youth’s futures!
I take pride in community safety for Flying Dust and am pleased to oversee the Community Justice & Safety portfolio, Fire Suppression, Market Garden, and FDB Gravel. As well as a shared portfolio of Recreation & Youth and Education. Together, with the community’s help, we can work together to create a more safe place for our Youth as they grow into productive community members.
During my term, I will continue to ensure our Elders are at the forefront of guiding our leadership and members and ensuring their wellbeing. I am focused on the progression in our Economic Development projects and bringing a professional, accountable, and transparent environment to the FDFN organization and to our members.