Local services

Celebrating and Supporting Our Region


Administration Office

The administration office and the services it provides are located in the Dorothy McDonald Business Centre and accessible to the public and entire community.

Hours of Operations:
Monday to Thursday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Friday (8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Closed Daily from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

George Arcand Jr.
CEO of Administration

As CEO of Administration, George’s role is to oversee all of the Nation’s administration and planning activities. This includes carrying out the vision for the community set by Chief and Council.

Prior to joining Fort McKay First Nation, George was INAC Regional Director General and Associate and Acting RDG for eight years. Before INAC, Arcand worked with the Alexander First Nation for 14 years as Director of Community Development and Planning and Tribal Administrator. He is credited for his contribution in negotiating the Alternate Funding Arrangement with the Alexander First Nation, a first in all of Canada. He had also been involved with constitutional talks among Alberta Chiefs.

In his capacity with INAC, Mr. Arcand had been instrumental in reorganizing the Region to provide more effective services to Alberta’s three treaty areas; the introduction of agreements with the Province of Alberta in the area of Child and Family Services; and fostering excellent working relationships with the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs and the Executive Directors of the three treaty areas.

For Inquiries Contact:

Raelene Etchison
Administration Coordinator
O: 780.828.2447 | E: retchison@fortmckay.com