Regan Ratt-Misponas is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and grew up in the Northern Village of Pinehouse. He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Since October 3, 2022, Regan has also been employed as Junior Researcher for Culture and Traditions at the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (Health and Social Development Secretariat).
Regan joined the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan Board in June 2023 after seeing the good work being done by the organization to help provide prevention, intervention, support services, and advocacy for those who are at risk, involved, or have lived experiences in the criminal justice system process. He hopes that his lived experiences as a young Indigenous man, and his knowledge in non-profit boards, culture, and community building/organizing help contribute to the success of the team.
Regan comes with experience in governance having served as President of the Indigenous Students’ Council at the University of Saskatchewan (2017-19), President of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (2019-2020), and as a Board of Governor at the University of Saskatchewan (2019-2020). He is also currently a member of the We Matter Campaign Guiding Council, a non-profit geared towards helping promote life and build leadership skills among Indigenous youth.
Since the young age of 12, having served his community as Junior Mayor, a sense of giving back to community has been instilled in Regan’s work ethic. He contributes this desire to help others after witnessing his parents and family take on roles to help better his home community. Regan takes these principles with him wherever he finds himself.
Aside from the work Regan does, he is also a member of the Creeland Dancers which is a dance troupe that performs the traditional Red River Jig and Métis Square Dancing. The troupe has travelled all throughout North America and in various communities throughout Saskatchewan.