Economic Development


Our economic development team ensures Piapot First Nation is well positioned for further economic growth, building on the success of Cree Land Mini Mart, a convenience store and gas station located on Piapot Urban Reserve Land in Regina.

The team is committed to building new partnerships with the private sector to capitalize on opportunities that contribute to the overall economic success of our nation and the people that we employ. Our interests are diversified and we have the capacity to be active and contributing partners where there is mutual benefit.


Our Vision is making a strong contribution to a diverse and ‘vibrant community economy’ creating prosperity and opportunities.

Vibrant Economies: Vibrant economies contribute to the health and well-being of people and communities by providing economic security and access to opportunities. This includes access to education and living wage employment, affordable housing, healthy food, and the kinds of services and amenities that promote strong and healthy families and vibrant and sustainable communities.


The mission of Piapot Development Corp. is to develop sustainable business ventures that provide career employment opportunities for its members fostering economic independence within the community and beyond.

Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles help inform our decision making.

Business Partners

  • Select partners who will respect, honour, and share our guiding principles.

Safety, Health and Environment First

  • Never to compromise on the health and safety of our customers and our people, and to manage responsibly the impact that our business has on the environment.

Developing our People and Valuing Diversity

  • To recognize the diversity and contribution of our people. We create a work environment that is challenging and provides the opportunities and support for everyone to develop, learn and succeed.

Delivering for Clients and Consumers

  • To earn the continued loyalty of our customers by consistently demonstrating why we are the first choice for quality, service, value, and innovation.

Profitable Growth

  • To deliver shareholder value through disciplined, sustainable growth, underpinned by strong governance, that contributes to and leverages the benefits our Development Corporation.

Constant Focus on Performance and Efficiency

  • To deliver the safest and highest quality and performance, whilst relentlessly driving to be the lowest cost, most efficient provider.


The Values that Piapot Development Corp. will embrace and convey are:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness
  • Trustworthiness
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Commitment


Deverell Crowe
Lands, Resources & Economic Development Manager
(306) 781-4848