DESIGNING OUR ECONOMIES INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN SPEAKERS
PRESIDENT, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Michael is the President of Indigenous Community Engagement (ICE) – a national firm dedicated to building relationships, capacity, and projects by providing strategic services and practical solutions that help Indigenous clients succeed. He brings a wealth of experience in structuring projects, partnership, and financing for both industry proponents and Indigenous communities.
In his earlier career, he assisted with northern Ontario First Nations with economic & enterprise development while working for an Aboriginal financial institution. He obtained an honours degree in Political Science with a focus on Aboriginal Law & Resource Development from Lakehead University and has a MBA from the University of Fredericton, specializing in Social Enterprise.
He's originally from Weenusk First Nation and has twin sons who played in the OHL and a daughter who is studying Public Relations.