Executive Board of Directors 

AFCS President: Dennis Shatilla

  Dennis has been a member of the Buffalo Narrows Centre since it was started in 1984. He has been the President of the Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre since established, with the exception of the two years when he was the Executive Director. He has worked to bring La Loche & Ile a la Crosse into the Friendship Movement as Friendship Centres. He did this by making them satellite centres of Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre until they were able to be self sustaining centres. Dennis has also been a member of the AFCS Executive Committee for positions including vice president, secretary and was on the NAFC Board as the Provincial Representative.

Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre 
Box 189, 500 Buffalo Street 
Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan S0M 0J0
Telephone: 306-235-4633
Fax: 306-235-4544

AFCS Vice President: Nathan Favel

  Nathan Favel is Metis from the historical community of Ile a La Crosse, Saskatchewan.  He is married with two children. His background and education is in Business Management and Supervision. He is currently the General Manager at Northern Sunset Motel, Restaurant and Lounge in Ile a La Crosse.
Nathan strongly believes in the friendship centre movement.  As a youth he particapated in the programs his centre provided when he was approached by his peers to run and sit on the Sakitawak Aboriginal Youth Council.  Nathan was the Chairperson for this council for a number of years and the Youth Rep for His Friendship Centre.
From there Nathan Became a Board member with the Ile a La Crosse friendship centre where he had many different roles within the executive. Read more here>.

Ile a la Crosse Friendship Centre 
Box 160, Lajuenesse Avenue 
Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan S0M 1C0
Telephone: (306) 833-2313
Fax: (306) 833-2216


AFCS National Representative: Tyler Sayese 

  A biography is currently unavailable.


AFCS Secretary: Gladys Joseph


Gladys Joseph is presently the Executive Director of the North West Friendship Centre in Meadow Lake, SK. She has been involved in the Friendship Centre movement for the past 36 years. Gladys is married and has a daughter, a son, a step daughter and nine grandchildren. Throughout the years she has been involved with the Friendship Centre movement, and has also been a part of the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, on the board as secretary and treasurer of the organization. She truly believes in the Friendship Centre movement, which has always been a major part of her life

North West Friendship Centre 
Box 254, 205 Centre Street
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan S9X 1Z2
Telephone: 306-236-3766
Fax: 306-236-5451


AFCS Treasurer: Ron Woytowich

  Ronald Woytowich is currently the Executive Director for Kikinahk Friendship Center.

This married (40 years) father of four and proud grandfather of three, has been at Kikinahk for the last 20+ years, coming to the centre in 1995 to fill the role of their bookkeeper and then became the Executive Director a few years later. This short, chubby, man with the distinguished bald spot (all over) really loves his job, all of the staff, and the community. To him Kikinahk is the best place to work, because, of everything it does for the community. Read more here>.

Kikinahk Friendship Centre 
Box 254
La Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0
Telephone: (306) 425-2051
Fax: (306) 425-3359

AFCS Youth Representative: Jayleen Daigneault

  Jayleen is 19 years old and is a recent graduate from high school.  Jayleen was pushed towards becoming involved with the friendship centre movement due to her passion for helping others. She is a status Indian from treaty 6 - Mistawasis First Nation, and has lived in southern as well as northern Saskatchewan. Currently she resides in her father’s hometown of Ile-a-la Crosse.

Ile-a-la-crosse.  P.O. Box 475 S0M 1C0
Telephone: (306)833-7014
Cell: 306 – 833-7033
Email: jayleendaig@gmail.com


AFCS Senator: Ray Fox

Ray Fox was born May 21, 1951 in North Battleford. His grandfather is Ed Fox (Mak-eh-cec) of the Sweetgrass First Nation. Ray has a long history of service and dedication to the Battlefords and district. The constant theme in both his career and volunteer activities has been service to the community – whether as a politician, broadcaster, board member or director. He has also worked tirelessly to bring Aboriginal issues and perspectives to the forefront. Read More> 

Battlefords, Saskatchewan
Telephone: 306 937-6898
Email: ray_rkfox@sasktel.net