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Speaker Biographies

Below is a listing of all speakers, including biographies (where available) for presenters that spoke at the 15th Annual First Nations Housing Conference.

Siva Appiah, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Ministerial Loan Guarantee and Budget 2016 Housing Initiative

Nedjma Belrechid, National Research Council of Canada

National Building Code Update

Eric Blueschke, Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council

Housing Policy Toolkit Project

Shaun Daniels, Confederation College

Building Elevation

David Gordon, Lac Seul First Nation

Forging a New Path Together

Roxanne Harper, Turtle Island Associates

Enforcing Housing Policy
Roles & Responsibilities in Housing

Mainul Husain, Health Canada

Is Your Environment Healthy?

Debby LeBlanc, Health Canada

Is Your Environment Healthy?

Keith Maracle

Home Maintenance

Lisa McCormick, Batchewana First Nation

Importance of Tenant Liaison

Mike McKay, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Amber's Fire Safety Campaign Overview & Fire Safety Panel Discussion

Lucille Michaud, First Nations Market Housing Fund

Forging a New Path Together


First Nations Fire Protection Strategy

Chris Price, Bimose Tribal Council

Natural & Mechanical Ventilation

Katrin Sawatzky

Proposal Writing

Carrie Zeppa, Garden River First Nation

Importance of Tenant Liaison

For information or inquiries regarding the 2018 First Nations Housing Conference, please contact:

Maria D'Angelo
Phone: (807) 622-1979
Fax: (807) 622-0846
The Adventure Group
1 - 883 Tungsten St.
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6H2



Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc., Independant First Nations Alliance, Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Mamamweswan - The North Shore Tribal Council, Matawa First Nations Management Inc., Mushkegowuk Council, Nokiiwin Tribal Council, Ogemawahj Tribal Council, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services, Shibogama First Nations Council, Windigo First Nations Council


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