The First Nations With Schools Collective (FNWSC) inter-nation table is a body that brings together leaders from member nations having a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.

The inter-nation table convenes at Strategic Planning sessions 4-5 times a year and at monthly FNWSC teleconferences. These forums are for policy related matters, working sessions, planning and information sharing with respect to emerging education jurisdiction initiatives and issues.

Delegates strategize opportunities for key partnerships with governments, non-profit partners, education stakeholders, universities, experts in the field and other allies seeking social justice, equity and fairness for First Nation education. The member delegates to these forums play a key role in advancing the work of education control processes in their communities with support from the FNWSC.

The human resource support to the FNWSC is the Structural Readiness Coordinator (SRC) position. The SRC plays a coordination and policy analysis role to the FNWSC.

(Last Update November 28, 2020)

Bkejwanong Territory – Walpole Island First Nation Delegates

Charles Sampson, Chief

Marsha Miskokomon, Elected Councillor, Education Portfolio

Ron Soney, Elected Councillor, Education Portfolio

Dr. Cathy Martin, Director of Life Long Learning, Walpole Island First Nation

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Delegates

Jacqueline French, Chief

Michelle Burch, Elected Councillor, Education Portfolio

JoAnn Henry, Trustee, COTTFN Board of Education Trustee

Chantal Fisher, (A)Education Director

Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation

Adrian Chrisjohn, Chief

Ursula Doxtator, Elected Councillor

Elizabeth George-Antone, Elected Councillor

Bette Summers, Life Long Learning Administrator

M’Chigeeng First Nation (Observer Status)

Linda Debassige, Chief

Education Director

Mississaugas of Credit First Nation

Stacey LaForme, Chief

Veronica King-Jamieson, Elected Councillor, Life Long Learning Pillar

Katelyn Laforme, Education Director

Sagamok Anishinawbek First Nation

Alan Ozawanimki, Chief

Brenda Rivers, Elected Councillor

Anna Marie Abitong, Education Director

Claudette Fournier, Education Assistant/Community Liaison

Andrea Hajt-Jacobs, Community Liaison

Six Nations of the Grand River (Observer Status)

Mark Hill, Chief

Audrey Powless-Bomberry, Elected Councillor, Education Portfolio

Julia Candlish, Education Manager

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Duke Peltier, Chief

Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, Elected Councillor, Education Portfolio

Tim Ominika, Elected Councillor, Education Portfolio

Education Director, Wikwemikong Board of Education

Mick Staruck, Yaasgaabwitaaget (System Principal), Board of Education

FNWSC Structural Readiness Coordinator

Leslee White-Eye, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Western University – Strategic Partner

Brent Debassige, Associate Professor & Director, Aboriginal Education, Faculty of Education