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About Us

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Oteenow Employment & Training Society ( OETS ) has been in operation since 1999. OETS is a non-profit society with a mandate to provide varying levels of employment and training related services to the rapidly increasing population of First Nations-people residing in the Edmonton geographical area. Our overall goal is to help our clients develop the necessary skills they need to attain meaningful employment. 


Healthy, independent, and employed First Nations people.


To provide training programs and employment services for First Nations people in the Edmonton metropolitan area.

Our Team.

Oteenow Employment & Training Society has a dedicated team working towards a collective goal of providing employment and training opportunities to First Nations People. Our knowledgeable staff are committed to the successes of our clients and will work tirelessly to support their employment goals.

Board of Directors

Oteenow is governed by a volunteer board of directors that provide various perspectives, insights, and expertise to support Oteenow functions.

Our board of directors are represented by both members of Treaty 6 and Treaty 8.

Derek Thunder

Board Chair

Treaty 8 Representative

James Badger

Treaty 8 Representative

Nicole Minde

Treaty 6 Representative

Lori Ann Paul

Treaty 6 Representative

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