Recent Roles and Activities:

Board of Directors for Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, current

Chair, Board of Directors for FirstPlan Pension and Benefits, current


Co-chair, Carleton University Aboriginal Education Council, current


Aboriginal Task Force, Carleton University


Aboriginal Vision Committee, Carleton University, 2008-2009


Associate, CanPrep Joint Centre for BioEthics, Sunnybrook Heath Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2008-2009


Chair, Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations, 2005-2009


Canadian Studies Faculty Board, 2007-2009


Carleton University Senate/ Chancellor Selection Committee, 2008


Co-Chair, Public Enterprise Governance Centre, 2005-2008


Chair, Pandemics Preparedness Working Group, 2005-2008


Deputy Minister of Health’s Private Sector Pandemic Working Group, 2007


Advisory Committee for the Business Continuity and Pandemic Conference,

Toronto, 2006/2007


Anishinabek Nation's Blue Ribbon Think Tank on Economic Development,  Vancouver, 2007


Upcoming Lectures, Guest Appearances and Facilitation:



Past Lectures, Guest Appearances and Facilitation:


Session Chair, Financial Management - Analysis of Debt - Good or Bad - The Ulnooweg Community Report Process, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Halifax, 2014


Education and Economic Development Successes for First Nations in Canada: Indigenous Perspective, Botho University International Research Conference 2013 Gaborone, Botswana


Access to Education in Canada, an Indigenous Perspective, World Congress on Access to Post Secondary Education, Montreal, 2013


Facilitating Chair - Indigenous Leadership and Self Governance Conference, presentation: "Revising Your Election Code and Using Performance Measurements to Help Conquer Obstacles to Effective Leadership", Ottawa, June, 2013


Lessons in Business Strategy Planning: Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference, Ottawa, Oct. 2011


Aboriginal Board Governance Practices, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Conference Workshop, Feb. 16, 2011  Vancouver


"Economic Development and Poverty Among First Nations in Canada" Queens University, Kingston Poverty Conference, October 14-16, 2010


University of Notre Dame, Promoting Student Success Conference , Recruitment and Retention of Native Students in Colleges and Universities: A Canadian Experience, Oct, 2010


Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers, Niagara Falls, “Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Good Board Governance Practices” , Sept, 2010


Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Good Board Governance Practices, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Conference Workshop, March 2010


National Forum on Aboriginal Governance, Facilitating Investments on Indigenous Lands: Practical Approach, Winnipeg, June 16


New Sun Conference, Carleton University, Honorance Ceremony for Gerald Vizenor, February 2010

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,
New York “The Seventh Generation Crisis: Building Capacity for Aboriginal Board of Directors”, 2009


"Leveraging Our Joint Resources", Land Claims Agreements Coalition Conference, Ottawa, 2009


Moderator for Aditawazi Nisoditadiwin Aboriginal Conference at Carleton University, Sessions Nation-to-Nation and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing, 2009

Keynote Speaker on " The Seventh Generation Crisis: Indigenous Knowledge and Corporate Governance", First Plan Benefits AGM, Winnipeg, 2009


CanPrep Joint Centre for BioEthics, Jan. 2009


"Economic Development for the Métis Nation", Métis Nation of Ontario Assembly, 2008


Represented Canada at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation symposium on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, 2008


"Understanding the Duty to Consult in Aboriginal Business Partnerships", Council for Corporate Aboriginal Relations, St, John's, Newfoundland, 2008


"Creating Wealth and Opportunity in Aboriginal Communities", Aboriginal Financial Officers Association Conference (AFOA), Winnipeg, 2007


World Heritage Sites and Preservation, Carleton University, 2007


"Pandemic Preparedness; Are we Prepared?", Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute’s National Conference, Winnipeg, 2007


"Building Better Aboriginal Relations Through Cultural Understandings", Council for Corporate Aboriginal Relations, Prince Rupert, 2007


"Business Continuity and Pandemic Influenza, Is Canada Prepared?", Information Technology Insights Network, Montreal, 2007


“Change Management: Managing the Resistance to Change in the Workplace”, 2003 World Workplace Conference, Toronto


“Measuring Performance in your Organization”, International Facilities Management Group 2003 Ottawa



"Masks and Power in Sri Lankan Rituals ", 20th Annual Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), May 1993, Toronto, Ontario


“Me Change No Way, Accommodation Strategies within PWGSC”, Real Property Institute Conference, Toronto, 2003

“Managing and Independent Band”,
Canadian Music Week, Toronto , 2002

“Online Music and Promoting Your Band Online”,
National Capital Music Conference, 2001

“The Good and the Bad and the Ugly about Online Music”,
National Capital Music Conference