Chief & Council

The Pic Mobert First Nation is governed by a duly elected Chief and Council.  The rules for election are established by the federal department of Indian Affairs.  Terms of office are two years.  The formula for council is one (1) councilor per one hundred (100) Band Members.

Pic Mobert First Nation has signed a Band Council Resolution (BCR) regarding transparency vis-a-vis the Chief and Council Policy.

Under this BCR the Policy is to be made available to the public and can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here.

Each member of the Band Council has signed an Oath of Office as part of their commitment to accountability.  This oath confirms the various commitments and obligations that each of the Council members have pledged to the Band membership.  Learn more and view copies of the signed Oaths here.


Wayne Sabourin
Pic Mobert First Nation
P.O. Box 717
Mobert, ON
P0M 2J0

There are nine elected Council Members:

Louis Kwissiwa

Vern McWatch

Jeff Desmoulin 

Clyde Jacobs

John Kwissiwa

Thurston Kwissiwa

Hannah Desmoulin

Linus Kwissiwa

Councillor Detail
Deputy Chief Johanna Desmoulin
Communications & Outreach Louis Kwissiwa, Hannah Desmoulin & Johanna Desmoulin
Finance Thurston Kwissiwa, Wayne Sabourin & Jeff Desmoulin
Human Resources Wayne Sabourin
Health & Safety/Emergency Services Clyde Jacobs & Vern McWatch
Education Johanna Desmoulin, Louis Kwissiwa, Vern McWatch
Economic Development & White Lake Resources Corp. John Kwissiwa & Clyde Jacobs Acts as resource person/liaison to WLRC
& related boards.
Energy & Energy LPs Wayne Sabourin, Jeff Desmoulin & Clyde Jacobs Acts as resource person/liaison to GAEC
& related boards.
Health & Social Thurston Kwissiwa & Jeff Desmoulin Includes appointment to Dilico
Ojibway Child and Family Services, Drug Committee.
Youth Louis Kwissiwa & Hannah Desmoulin
Governance Louis Kwissiwa
Policing John Kwissiwa, Hanna Desmoulin & Clyde Jacobs Includes appointment to policing
committee, APS Board of Directors.
Lands & Resources Vern McWatch, Jeff Desmoulin, John Kwissiwa
Ontario Works Wayne Sabourin
Community Assets/Water Works To be determined.

Do you wish to address the Chief and Council?

The Chief and Council wish to provide opportunities for Band members to address a meeting of the Chief and Council.

Click here for more information.

Upcoming Community Events

Band Council Attendance Record

In the interest of transparency, we make this information available to band members. Click here to view the latest attendance information.
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