Keith Henry President Email
Mr. Keith Henry is a Métis person that was born in Thompson, Manitoba and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Mr. Henry achieved a B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995.
Mr. Henry began his career in 1995 with teaching positions and has become well known for his strategic administrative and negotiations skills. Since 1998 Mr. Henry has led numerous provincial, federal and industry negotiations on a variety of issues. He has been directly responsible for financial administration of a number of Aboriginal non-profits and has a proven track record of success.
Mr. Henry started his own consulting company in October 2008 and is the President and CEO of KCD Consulting Incorporated that specializes in human resource development, economic development, project delivery, strategic planning, negotiations, and leadership development. Today Mr. Henry has worked or continues to work with several clients including the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia, Treaty 8 Tribal Association, Prophet River First Nations, Halfway River First Nations, Alexis Creek Indian Band, Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society, Tl’azt’en Nation, plus several others.
Mr. Henry volunteers time in the Aboriginal community and maintains several board positions including the former President of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business, current chair of the Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle, current Chair for the Native Education College, current member of the Minister’s Council on Tourism, current member of the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Aboriginal Opportunities Committee, member of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, and current President of the BC Métis Federation..
Mechtild Morin Email
Is a retired employment and training counsellor having worked with Metis Employment and Training of Saskatchewan, Inc., Gabriel Dumont Training and Employment and the File Hills Employment and Training Centre.
Through SIIT I received my Certificate of Aboriginal Employment Development Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, my Social Work/Social Education Degree at KatHO NRW in Köln, Germany.
Ms. Peggy Myhre Email
Is a proud Metis woman born in Kamloops, British Columbia and raised in Clearwater, British Columbia. Ms. Myhre has an accounting diploma and many years’ experience in finance and administration. Previous to receiving her accounting diploma, she worked in the trades as a glazier working on commercial projects in Kamloops and the surrounding area. Ms. Myhre had the privilege of working with the Metis people from 2000 to 2012 in the field of employment and training, assisting many Metis with their career goals and paths to self-sufficiency. Ms. Myhre is currently managing a trades company and living in the interior of British Columbia where she can spend her spare time with her children and grandchildren.
Paulette Flamond Email
Is Mètis and resides in Fort St. John, BC. Paulette is passionate about entrepreneurship and currently operates Scoop Clothing. Paulette has spent most of her life helping Aboriginal people empower their lives through business. For the past 13 years Paulette has worked as the Executive Director of the Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre. In this role Paulette has held many Board positions both nationally and provincial.
Currently she sits on the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) and the Ministry Council for Aboriginal Women (MCAW) and the Aboriginal Business Service Network (ABSN). She served 6 years on the Native Economic Development Advisory Board (NEDAB) and 2 years on the Northern Development Initiative Trust.
Earl Belcourt Email
Earl Belcourt has worked in various phases of installation on major projects, compressor stations and shutdowns. Earl has supervised up to 72 personnel, working through a management team comprising of two of General Foreman and six Foreman. Earl has been a chairperson of the Safety Committee, acting as a Safety Auditor for shutdowns. Earl performed a wide range of technical/instrumental duties involving pipeline, plant maintenance and facility construction projects. Earl is excellent at trouble shooting and problem solving by quickly identifying and resolving construction and technical operational difficulties that may or may not arise.
Prior to 1990 I was with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 496 and 488 ￼for 14 years working all over Alberta and Canada. 1967 to 1978 I worked in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario through local 254. From 1978 to 1990 I worked in Alberta and BC. From 1990 until 2009 I worked at the Crofton Pulp and Paper Mill on Vancouver Island. After a short retirement I once again focused on the construction industry.
Sandee Brabant Email
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. I am a League of Nations. French, English, Scottish, and Irish. My First Nation ancestry is Ojibway-Chippewa US, Sauteux Nation, and Ottawa Indian. Wisconsin Historical Collection. MétisVoyageurs – Ontario Historical Society, Interpreter, Drummond Islanders, Red River, Fur Traders, long line of Jiggers when the girls in my family get going it is incredible.
I was given my name at the Native Women’s Association of Georgian Bay naming ceremony Ozawa McQuin Qway which means Yellow Feather Women. While on a discovery of my First Nation Heritage. Family Businesses started at the age of 12 in the Taxi Industry. Elite Athlete, Ballroom Dancer, Track & Field Champion, Teacher of Roller & Ice Skating, Secretary, Real Estate, Interior Decorator, Interior Design, Inventor, Healing modalities such as Reiki and AromaTouch (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils).