Governance & Management

Board of Directors

  • Jeannette Armstrong – Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Okanagan Philosophy, UBC Okanagan
  • John Bailey – Deputy Minister of Environment, Government of Yukon
  • Charity Callahan (Board Secretary) – Associate, Western Management Consultants
  • Joe Dragon (Board Chair) – Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Stewart Fast (Observer) – Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
  • Lynne Hately (Board Treasurer) – Regional Controller (Alberta), Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Lisa de Soto – Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Canmore
  • John Geiger – CEO, Royal Canadian Geographical Society
  • Jocelyn Joe-Strack – Consultant, Subarctic Research & Strategy and PhD Candidate, University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Stephen Kakfwi – former Premier of the Northwest Territories, former President of the Dene Nation
  • Ovide Mercredi – former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
  • Maribeth Murray – Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America
  • Niall O’Dea – Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Matthias Ruth – Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta

Indigenous Circle of Advisors

  • Leon Andrew – Shúhtaot’ı̨nę elder with the Tulı́t’a Dene Band; Special Advisor to the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board)
  • Jeannette Armstrong – Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Okanagan Philosophy, UBC Okanagan
  • Adam Gaudry – Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Alberta
  • Mary Jane Johnson – Heritage Manager, Kluane First Nation

Leadership Team

  • Stan Boutin – Co-Research Director & President
    • Other affiliations: Science Co-Director, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute; Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Norma Kassi – Co-Research Director
    • Other affiliations: Senior Advisor, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
  • Matthew Berry – Managing Director (403-700-2822 or matthew@cmn-rcm.ca)

Staff

  • Charity Akinseloyin – Financial Administrator (780-492-7572 or finance@cmn-rcm.ca)
  • Kristie Benson – Administrative Assistant (780-492-6167 or admin@cmn-rcm.ca)
  • Ainsley Sykes – Research Coordinator (780-492-1267 or asykes@ualberta.ca)