Anna-Marie Abitong, Chairperson, Sagamok Anishinabek First Nation
Anna Marie currently serves as the Director of Education for the Sagamok Anishinabek community, and has been in this position for 24+ years. She graduated Ryerson University's Public Administration and Governance program, and is actively involved in the field of Aboriginal education for both KTEI and other First Nation communities. Anna Marie is fluent in Ojibwe language and is a valuable asset to the KTEI Board.
Carlene Assinewai, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Carlene currently serves as the Education Counsellor for the community of Aundeck Omni Kaning, with over 20+ years of experience in this role. She completed her Counsellors Training with the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association. She has served on the KTEI Board for 15+ years (appointed in 1992) and has been part of the organizational growth to where it has grown today. Carlene is also a member of the First Nation Advisory Committee with the Rainbow District School Board. Carlene is very active is her community and also serves on the Education Committee, Housing Committee, and Daycare Committee Carlene's experience is a valuable asset to the KTEI Board.
Jacinta Shawanda, Whitefish River First Nation Representative
Sam Manitowabi, M'Chigeeng First Nation Representative
Bill Antoine, Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Janice Cada, Sheshegwaning First Nation
Janice Cada currently serves as Education Director/Principal for St. Joseph's Anishnabek School for Sheshegwaning First Nation. She graduated from Queen's University and has been in the Education sector for the past 13 years in different capacities. Janice has taught multi grades (1-4) for seven years and Kindergarten for 5 years, and has held the Principal position for the past 2 years. Janice currently sits on the First Nation Advisory Committee with the Rainbow District School Board and has been newly elected as a Board of Director for the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body. Janice is very active in her community and has served on the following committees: Health, Housing, and Economic Development.