Governance

Board of Directors

Terms of Reference

  • Dr. Joe Dragon (Chair)
  • Paulette Fox (Vice Chair) – President/Owner, Harmony Walkers Inc.
  • Laurel Carlton (Secretary) – Founder and Principal – Summit in Stride
  • Lynne Hately (Treasurer) – Director, Development and Communications (Alberta) Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • The Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, P.C. – Former Member of Parliament for Western Arctic/Minister of State for Northern Development and Former Chair of the Sahtu Secretariat
  • Charity Callahan – Associate, Western Management Consultants
  • Dr. Walter Dixon – Interim Vice-President (Research and Innovation), University of Alberta
  • Dr. Stewart Fast – Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence Program (Observer)
  • Lawrence Ignace – Resident, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Jocelyn Joe-Strack – Consultant, Subarctic Research & Strategy and PhD Candidate, University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Dr. Maribeth Murray – Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America
  • Dr. Niall O’Dea – Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Dr. Mark Prystupa – Director Indigenous and Community Relations, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Kelly Sloan – Owner, Sloan Leadership Consulting/Owner, Odyssey Adventures for Women
  • Alida Thomas – VP of Programs and Research, Empowering Villages International 
  • Wendy Wan – Senior Consultant, Humanity Financial Management Inc.

Governance Committee

Terms of Reference

  • Laurel Carlton (Chair) – Founder and Principal, Summit in Stride
  • Charity Callahan  – Associate, Western Management Consultants
  • Paulette Fox – President/Owner, Harmony Walkers Inc.
  • Dr. Stewart Fast – Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence Program (Observer)
  • Alida Thomas – VP of Programs and Research, Empowering Villages International 

Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee

Terms of Reference

  • Lynne Hately (Chair) – Director, Development and Communications (Alberta) Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Laurel Carlton – Founder and Principal, Summit in Stride
  • Dr. Stewart Fast (Observer) – Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
  • Kelly Sloan – Owner, Sloan Leadership Consulting/Owner, Odyssey Adventures for Women
  • Wendy Wan – Senior Consultant – Humanity Financial Management Inc.

Research Management Committee

Terms of Reference

  • Andrew Applejohn (Chair) – Senior Science Advisor, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Paulette Fox – President/Owner, Harmony Walkers Inc.
  • Meagan Grabowski – Meagan Grabowski Consulting. Researcher, Biologist and Yukon University Instructor
  • Dr. Eric Higgs – Professor and former Director of the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Murray Humphries – McGill Northern Research Chair and Director, Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE)
  • Lawrence Ignace – Resident, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Mary Jane Johnson – Lhu’ààn Mân Ku Dań Elder
  • Norma Kassi – CMN co-Research Director; Principal – Kassi Consulting
  • Dr. Julia Klein – Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability, Colorado State University and Head of the Mountain Sentinels Network
  • Marlin Legare – Research Associate – Morning Star Lodge, a lab of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine’s Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre
  • Dr. Mark Prystupa, Director Indigenous and Community Relations, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Dr. Cathy Ryan – Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Stewart Fast (Observer) – Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence Program

Indigenous Circle of Advisors

Terms of Reference

  • Andrew Applejohn – Senior Science Advisor, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories
  • The Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, P.C. – Former Member of Parliament for Western Arctic/Minister of State for Northern Development and Former Chair of the Sahtu Secretariat
  • Paulette Fox, President/Owner, Harmony Walkers Inc.
  • Jocelyn Joe-Strack – Consultant, Subarctic Research & Strategy and PhD Candidate, University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Norma Kassi – CMN co-Research Director; Principal, Kassi Consulting