CHIEF & COUNCIL
2021-2025 TERM

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LOUIS KWISSIWA

Chief

Portfolio: Energy, East West Tie (EWT)/BLP, Young People, Economic Development, Governance

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Thurston Kwissiwa

Deputy Chief

Portfolio: Deputy Chief, Governance, Communications & Outreach, Housing, Education, EWT/ BLP

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Johanna Desmoulin

Councillor

This council term 2021-2025 allows me to reconnect to the people through my new position as the CCP Implementation Coordinator & the healing and wellness strategies plan champion.  I am very humbled to be appointed to hold the social portfolio as Councillor.

Portfolio: Social & Family Services, Lands and Resources, Culture and Language, Human Resources

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Jeff Desmoulin

Councillor

Portfolio: Economic Development, LandClaim/Litigation Files, Ontario Works, Policing

Notes: Liaison with White Lake LP 

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Myles Kwissiwa

Councillor

Portfolio: Sports and Recreation, Policing, Health

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Vern McWatch

Councillor

Portfolio: Social & Family Services, Culture and Language

Appointed: Board of Directors with Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services

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Judie Desmoulin

Councillor

Hello, Aaniin, Boozhoo!!!

 

As many of you already know my name is Judie Desmoulin, I have lived in Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg my entire life. Eric Desmoulin and the late Cora-lee Desmoulin are my parents, with the late Leonard and Dorthy Jacobs (maternal) and Tobias and Francis Desmoulin (paternal) being my grandparents. I’ve been married to Shawn Desmoulin for 15 years. We have raised 5 wonderful children together one of whom honoured me with two handsome grandsons that call me Nana. My children Summer, Secret, Patience, Storm, Shawn Jr and my two grandsons Kendrick and Blake are my entire world and are what makes my heart complete.

I have been the Supervisor at the Pic Mobert Children’s Community Space since 2018 where the Ministry of Education has granted me director approval. I adore my job and the beautiful children I work with on a daily basis. Our children and youth need positive role models. I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them the beauty the possess inside.

Portfolio: Emergency Service & Planning, Education, Health

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Basil Sabourin

Councillor

Portfolio: Sports and Recreation, Public Works, Lands and Resources, Housing, Finance

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Michelle Ward

Councillor

Michelle currently resides in Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg with her partner John and son Ryder, she and her family relocated from Thunder Bay to our community after completing her academic goals. Michelle successfully acquired a diploma in Native Child and Family Services from Confederation College and an Honors Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lakehead University. She has extensive experience in social and mental services and has previously worked as the community Family Wellbeing Coordinator since 2019 and now holds the title of Mental Health Program Coordinator in the community. Michelle’s compassion and drive to improve the overall wellbeing of her community has been displayed through her determination to achieve academic success and through her commitment to bringing her knowledge and skills back to her community. Michelle is the daughter of Marilyn Ward and Raymond Tookenay and is the granddaughter of Marvina and James Ward and has a largely rooted family history in Netmizaaggamig having grown up in this beautiful community. In November 2021 Michelle was elected as a member of Chief and Council which she graciously accepted along with the role and responsibilities that come with that very honorable position in the community. Michelle has dedicated her time and commitment to the betterment of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg and the wellbeing of the members that belong to the community and will continue to aid in the future development and progress of our First Nation.​

Portfolio(s): Young People, Emergency Services & Planning, Finance, Communications and Outreach

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Wayne Sabourin

Councillor

Portfolio: Ontario Works, Energy, Policing, Land Claim/ Litigation files, Public Works, Human Resources

Senior Management Team

Joe Moses

CEO

Bio Coming Soon 

   

   

Donna Sutherland

General Manager

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Joel Merrylees

Chief Financial Officer

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