Lana Garbitt is a long time member of the Moberly Lake Community where Saulteau First Nation is located. Being brought up adjacent to the reserve and graduating at the Chetwynd Secondary School, she left home to obtain a career in Dental Therapy. In 1981 she returned to the northeast area and married Nick Garbittt and had 4 children.
After being employed in the dental profession in Chetwynd, Lana started working part time in Saulteau First Nation’s administration. Then, in 2000 Lana was put into council through a bi-election for the Courtoreille Family.
In that short year, she was in the Lands & Resource Management area and was also instrumental in soliciting for the current Saulteau Administration Building. She returned to the political arena in April 2011 and was elected for a 3 year term and is now in her second term for the duration of 2014-2017.
Treaty Rights and Land issues are her interests and she is now working for the preservation, conservation and the protection of the Treaty that was promised to the Saulteau First Nation community back in 1914. In her term, she hopes to make strides in enhancing these inherent rights and she will make it her mission to bring these plights into reality.
She has grown up with the instilled values of the Saulteau, Cree and Dunneza traditions. She takes great pride in carrying on with those traditional values and the teaching that she has learned from her maternal grandmother and mother.
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