Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, Goodstoney First Nation and Town of Cochrane, with support from Stoney Tribal Administration

Unique Features of this Partnership

Areas of Collaboration – Joint CED Themes

  • Cultural and Educational Initiatives
  • Infrastructure Services and Agreements
  • Collaborative Community Events
  • Land-use Planning
  • Public Transit
  • Employment, Training and Job Creation


  • Established a Working Group that meets monthly.
  • Stoney Nakoda Nations hosted a Pipe Ceremony where the three First Nations, Town and Stoney Tribal Administration formally committed to work in partnership together.
  • Issued a joint media release announcing partnership.
  • Participated in CEDI Workshop #1.
  • Participated in a celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the Pipe Ceremony and CEDI Workshop #2.

Why Work Together?

“If we can come together, government-to-government, under the heading of CEDI, then we are here to participate.”

- Chief Aaron Young, Chiniki First Nation

“We’re excited that we’ve embarked on this journey with the CEDI program, to get to know each other in a deeper way. The outcome we all share is for the betterment of the people that live in our communities.”

- Mayor Jeff Genung, Town of Cochrane

Next Steps