The National Indigenous Fisheries Institute is composed of a Board of regional and national Indigenous executives:
John G. Paul, Executive Director
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat
Jordan Point, Executive Director
First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia
Jeffrey Maurice, A/Director, Policy and Planning Division
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Ken Paul, Director of Fisheries
Assembly of First Nations
The Honourable Ethel Blondin-Andrew, P.C.
Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories
Chief Bob Chamberlin
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation
Lina Condo, Fisheries Business Development Advisor
Ulnooweg Development Group
The Board is working closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, other federal and provincial agencies, and Indigenous leadership to support program design and development consistency across fisheries, aquaculture, oceans and aquatic resource management programs.
Our work begins with the Indigenous Program Review as we have agreed to serve on a panel, alongside Fisheries and Oceans Canada, to oversee and provide expert advice during the review.