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Riel Bellegarde

President & CEO

Riel Bellegarde is a proud member of Treaty Four and the Peepeekisis First Nation. He is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire, Whittmore School of Business and Economics with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Riel is President & CEO of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies. He started his career with the Peepeekisis First Nation and subsequently with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council. He joined the Federal Public Service in 1994 and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in 1997. He was then appointed to the Executive Group in 1999 and has held several executive positions across diverse portfolios. In March 2003 he was appointed to the senior executive position of Regional Director General, Saskatchewan Region.

Riel is a current director with: Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Licensing Commission, Prime Minister’s Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments for Saskatchewan, Peepeekisis First Nation Trust Chairman, and Protein Industries Canada Advisory Committee.