The Grand Chief is the spokesperson for the 16 Nations that make up Treaty 6
For 15 years, Grand Chief Desjarlais worked in the oilfield before going into politics.
Sports-minded and supportive of the community, he helped coach Indigenous Team Alberta’s Hockey Team from 2012 to 2016. Grand Chief Desjarlais served 3 terms on council before being elected as Chief of Frog Lake First Nation in April 2019.
Desjarlais succeeds Grand Chief Okimaw Vernon Watchmaker and plans to continue Watchmakers many successes when it comes to urban initiatives and building upon the protocol with the Province of Alberta.