Member of Parliament
Desnethé – Missinippi – Churchill River
Robert is a member of the Muskeg Lake First Nation, and grew up in the community of Quesnel, British Columbia. He served as Vice President of the student association at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C. while he completed 2 years of post secondary education.
Robert, a 17 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, has extensive policing experience pertaining to First Nation communities. He has had 7 postings in his career, all within the province of Saskatchewan, having served the communities of Indian Head, Sandy Lake First Nation, Red Earth First Nation, Onion Lake First Nation, Rosthern, Ile a la Crosse, and Spiritwood. Robert has attained the rank of Sergeant within the force and was the member in charge at his last two postings. He has been recognized during his policing career, having received the Saskatchewan Council of Senior Federal Officials Volunteer of the Year Award in 2001, the Commanding Officer’s Certificate of Appreciation Award, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commendation Medal.
Robert has participated on various community boards, including Victim Services, Restorative Justice, Interagency, Police Management Boards as well as being a regular Legion member for over 20 years. An active member in the communities that he has resided in, he has volunteered his time to coach minor hockey, soccer, and baseball, as well as to referee hockey.
Robert and his wife Leanne, a special education teacher, have been married for 10 years and have two young children, Kobey and Kabree.