Councillor Steven Johnston


Steven Johnston is currently serving his second consecutive term as councillor (2017-2021 & 2021-2025). His portfolios include Economic Development, Band Development, and shares the portfolios for Governance, Finance, Housing, and Ohpikihâwasowin (Child Rearing) or Child and Family Services (CFS).

Steven is an undergraduate of the College of Commerce at the U of S. Since April 2018, he has been serving as a Board of Director with First Nations National Institutions such as First Nation Finance Authority (FNFA) and the Lands Advisory Board (LAB). He is also involved in a few local committees and boards with Mistawasis Nêhiyawak which include the Finance & Audit Committee as Chair and Misty Ventures Inc. as Chair. His background includes six years as Chief Financial Officer for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, five years as Board of Director of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA SK) prior to his election as Councillor in 2017, and Co-Manager and Third-Party Management with various Communities in Central Saskatchewan for nine years where he gained working knowledge of diversification and growing with the Communities he worked for.

As a lifelong resident and direct descendant of Chief Mistawasis (Pierre Belanger) and Chief Broken Jaw (Jacob Johnston), he understands and firmly believes in family, the potential that exists in the people and businesses within the grassroots. He also contributes time and energy to several charitable causes and non-profits. Steven and his wife Lora have four wonderful children, including two adopted children.

Steven Johnston - Councillor