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We believe that all Indigenous communities and their people across Canada should be financially strong and sound.

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Our Story

​Peace Hills Trust is Canada’s largest and oldest First Nations owned federally regulated financial institution, and is also Canada’s only independent Trust Company. Driven by a vision to satisfy the unique financial needs of the Native community, our sole shareholder, the Samson Cree Nation embarked on an ambitious project in 1972 which culminated with the incorporation of Peace Hills Trust on November 19, 1980.  We were founded with the objective of providing financial and trust services, on a national basis, to First Nations and their communities.  The company has a primary market in First Nations’ administrations, their businesses and in their members.  Peace Hills Trust has a regional branch concept to position itself, on or off reserve, to serve the largest number of First Nations’ customers in a given area.  In addition to First Nations’ business, we have many opportunities with non-First Nations customers.   We’re proud that we are fulfilling the vision of the founding members who worked hard to get our Company set in motion.


Indigenous Art Contest Winners

PHT Indigenous Art Contest Winners - Past and Present

Media & Announcements


​Chief Darcy Bear

Congratulations to PHT Director, Chief Darcy Bear, on his appointment to the Order of Canada on November 27th, 2020 for his outstanding leadership.  The Order of Canada is the country's highest honour for a civilian.

​Dawn Madahbee-Leach

Congratulations to our PHT Director, Dawn Madahbee Leach, on being recognized as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women.  Dawn was recognized in the Trailblazers & Trendsetters category by the Womens' Executive Network and KPMG, recognizing women who are first in their field and have made a great contribution to Canadian Society.

PHT - Board of Director, Chief Victor Buffalo



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