Our Team

Edward (Lennard) Busch

Edward (Lennard) Busch

Executive Director

Edward “Lennard” Busch is of Sioux ancestry and is a member of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Saskatchewan. He has been a police officer for 41 years. Len commenced his policing career with the Manitoba Police Commission as a Native Special Constable at South Indian Lake, Manitoba in 1978. He joined the RCMP in 1980 and served for 34 years doing general duty policing, drug enforcement, intelligence, undercover operations, protective operations, and as an instructor at the RCMP Academy.

Commissioned to the rank of Inspector in 1999 he served as the Officer in Charge of National Aboriginal Policing in Ottawa. He then served as the Governor General’s Security Liaison Officer for 3 years and in 2006 was posted to the Canadian Police College as the Director of the Professional Development Centre for Aboriginal Policing. In 2012 Len became the Director of the Police Leadership Centre.

In the fall of 2014 Len retired from the RCMP and became the Chief of Police at the File Hills First Nations Police Service in Saskatchewan, which is currently the only self-administered First Nations Police Service in the Province. He is currently also the Vice-President (West) for the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association.

Len retired from the File Hills Police in December, 2021 and became the Executive Director for the FNCPA in January 2022.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (306) 331-6199

K.N. (Karen) Haines

K.N. (Karen) Haines

Executive Assistant

Karen Haines is of Ojibway ancestry and is a member of the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba. She has worked in administration and finance for 30 years. Karen started her career within her community until 2006, then joined Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council. She brings her experience with Band administration, as well as her time working with the DOTC Executive and Community Chiefs at the Tribal Council.

During her tenure at DOTC, an opportunity to work with the Dakota Ojibway Police Service arose, (now known as Manitoba First Nations Police Service) where she engaged in the opportunity to support policing. As the Executive Assistant / Finance for the FNCPA, she began to work with FNCPA under the auspices of what was previously arranged with MFNPS in 2011. FNCPA required administrative support, and Karen stepped forward and embraced the role.

From her college years to now, Karen has trained in administration, finance, policy, research, and various others administrative areas, to support her work in the political and policing fields. She has been nominated for Award in Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police 2023, Awarded Distinguished Services Recognition by FNCPA in 2023, Distinguished Services Recognition by MFNPS in 2017 and 2021, and has received several awards from 1990 to current year.

As well as her duties with the MFNPS and FNCPA, Karen has also contributed her personal time with several committees in her community (Sandy Bay Treaty Days, Pow Wow, All Nations Tribal Days) as well as participating with other associations when requested, and traditional ceremony. She is a professional coordinator and has 30-years’ experience coordinating events, conferences, and is an amateur photographer.

Main: (204) 856-5370
Fax: (204) 856-5389
Email: [email protected]

Donna Michelle Anderson

Donna Michelle Anderson

Donna Michelle Anderson, a distinguished professional with over 10 years of extensive experience in communications within Indigenous organizations and First Nations, is excited to bring her skills and expertise to the role of Communications Specialist at First Nations Chiefs of Police Association.

As a proud member of the Ojibways of Onigaming, Donna has showcased her leadership and strategic abilities through noteworthy accomplishments, including the development of a comprehensive communications policy and the successful acquisition of funding for positions in Marketing and Communications in the Treaty #3 region.

With a track record of facilitating groups, both small and large, and adept report writing, Donna has effectively promoted her services online and in person over the past five years. Eager to contribute to FNCPA, she envisions refining and promoting strategic communication goals through external media projects and partnerships.

Donna places great emphasis on the significance of internal communications procedures in ensuring membership support. Drawing from her experience, she is confident in her ability to implement internal systems that benefit all stakeholders. Her commitment to maintaining strong internal and external communication aligns with her successful implementation of such components various services in Treaty #3.

Known for her public relations acumen, Donna has demonstrated the ability to convey sensitive information tactfully under pressure. Her extensive network throughout Treaty #3 territory is poised to be an asset in her role at FNCPA.

Donna Michelle Anderson expresses deep enthusiasm for the Communications Specialist position, recognizing it as an exciting opportunity for both her and the organization. She extends her gratitude and eagerly awaits the possibility of contributing her experience, skills, and innovative ideas to the continued success of FNCPA.