Tina Rasmussen was born in Green Lake, SK but raised in a variety of Indigenous Communities in Western Canada. A proud member of the Flying Dust First Nation, Tina has always focused on community and economic development as a necessity to moving indigenous communities and individuals forward.
Tina is the Corporate Development Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments. The Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, a Tribal Council made up of 9 First Nation Communities and 15,000 members. Tina has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education, she also continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in our region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan.
Tina has begun work with the Meadow Lake Tribal council on advancing their renewable energy aspirations. Most particularly with the development of a BioEnergy facility directly tied to the Tribal Councils’ sawmill operations in Northern Saskatchewan. This new state-of-the-art facility will see 6.6 megawatts of renewable energy produced and supplied to the SaskPower grid. Enough power for supply to 5000 homes and permanently replace reliance on fossil fuels. In addition, she leads the push for MLTC communities to participate at every level of renewable energy opportunity. Tina believes strongly in developing the participation of Indigenous people and communities in the economic fabric of our province and our country and is working to advance this at every opportunity.