Clayton Norris

VP, Indigenous Services

Clayton Norris, CAFM, MBA, CPA, CMA, is the Vice-President of Indigenous Services and National Leader for Indigenous Audit Services for…

Darrell Wellington

Senior Vice President

Darrell has been in high-tech for more than 20 years in Canadian tech companies MOSAID Technologies, BlackBerry and now Swedish…

Darren Googoo

Director of Education

Darren Googoo has been the Director of Education for Membertou, a Mi’kmaw First Nation community for 19 years. Darren is…

Davin Dumas

Director of Language & Culture

Born in Vancouver, B.C., he moved home early and learned to speak his language in an immersed environment. Along with…

Maureen Johns

Director of Education

Maureen is a citizen of the Pasqua First Nation, where she currently serves as Director of Education. She has provided…

Mike Mitchell

Knowledge Keeper

Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell is one of the most respected First Nations leaders in Canada. Born in Akwesasne and raised by…

Paulette Tremblay

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tremblay is Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Southern Ontario….

Simon Brascoupé

Senior Vice-President Education, Communications and Services

Simon Brascoupé Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. He is an…

Taiaiake Alfred

Consultant in Indigenous Governance

Taiaiake Alfred is a Kahnawà:ke Mohawk writer and consultant. His work focuses on strengthening First Nations’ governance structures, Indigenous resurgence…

Terry Goodtrack

President and Chief Executive Officer

MPA, B.Admin, FCPA, FCGA, C.Dir, CAPA, CAFM Spent over twenty-five years in senior finance and management positions with high profile Indigenous…


Bev Fontaine

Director of Education

Tansi, my name is Bev Fontaine (kôtâwînaw aski piyesew iskwêw/Mother Earth Thunderbird Woman). I was born and raised on Opaskwayak…

Brenda Germain

Nigugtugewei / Forest Kindergarten Educator

I have been teaching for 10 years. I have been fortunate enough through the years to be a part of…

Cathy Martin

Director of Structural Readiness

Dr. Cathy Martin, Ed.D. is a Mi’gmaq woman who was raised and resided most of her life in the Listuguj…

Dr. Daphne Mai’stoina


Dr. Daphne Mai’Stoina is the Superintendent of Education for Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority and has been…

Dr. Gwendolyn Point

Chancellor, Knowledge Keeper

Dr. Point currently serves as the Knowledge Keeper for the BC Assembly of First Nation Chiefs. She also served a term…

Dr. Imelda Perley


Dr. Perley is a member of St. Mary’s First Nation who is currently the Elder-in-Residence at Chief Harold Sappier Memorial…

Edward Mirasty

Director of Education

Edward Mirasty is a Cree member of the LacLaRonge Indian Band and has worked at the Prince Albert Grand Council…

Elizabeth Read

Superintendent, Education

I am originally from English River First Nations, I have been in Education for almost 25 years and this is…

Emily Whetung


Chief Emily Whetung is a descendent of the Whetung name as far back as its origins. Chief Whetung is a…

Fabrice Grover

Executive Director

Born in Paris, France, Fabrice Grover grew up in Vancouver on Coast Salish territory. Fabrice has been with IFL for…

Heather Merasty

Senior Director of Education

Heather Merasty is the Senior Director of Education at the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) based out of Meadow Lake,…

Jacob Pitawanakwat

Program Manager

Jacob’s determination to improve his own career opportunities naturally led him to want to help other youth to achieve their…

Joyce Germain

Nipugtugewei / Forest Kindergarten Educator

I have been teaching Mi’gmaq immersion at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School for over 20 years. I have developed programs for Kindergarten…

Julie Davis

Vice-President External Relations & Development

Julie Davis has served three terms as vice-president of External Relations & Development at Trent University. Responsible for philanthropy, alumni…

Khrystyna Orobets

Manager, MNP Indigenous Services Consulting (Calgary)

Khrystyna Orobets, MPA is a Manager in the Consulting Practice of MNP’s Indigenous Services Consulting Niche. She has a Bachelor…

Lisa Jerome

School Principal

My name is Lisa Jerome from Gesgapegiag First Nation. I am currently a Principal Ecole Wiinebekuu School in Waskaganish Eeyou…

Mac Walton

Consultant, MNP Indigenous Consulting (Calgary)

Mac Walton is an Analyst in the Consulting Practice of MNP’s Organization and People service line. He has a Bachelor…

Manon Lamontagne

V.P. Human Resources & Services

Manon Lamontagne is the V.P. Human Resources and Services for the First Nations Education Admininstrator’s Association. She is Métis and…

Mino Giizhgad

Immersion Coordinator

Minogiizhgad, Turtle Clan, is Anishinaabe from Bkejwanong Territory also known as the Walpole Island First Nation…located within the heart of…

Mr. Vince Brittain

Third Level Specialist

Vince Brittain is a James Smith Cree Nation Band member who grew up and attended school at Bernard Constant Community School….

Patricia St.Denis

Superintendent, Education

I am a proud muskeg neynuw iskwew from Cumberland House Cree Nation. I have been with MLTC Education for going…

Rose-ann Martin

Elder and President

Roseann Martin – Residential School Survivor and a Mi’gmaq Grandmother has travelled all over Canada and who is a pipe…

Sandy Pinay-Schindler

Director of Education

Sandy Pinay-Schindler is a Cree/Nakawe mother, partner, daughter, sister and aunty from Peepeekisis Cree Nation in southern Treaty 4 Territory….

Sykes Powderface

Knowledge Keeper

Sykes Powderface is from the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley, Alberta. He attended a residential school at Morley and moved…

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