Brian is a member of Chapleau Cree First Nation and is active in his community on several projects. In the new world, Brian has worked for 30+ years in engineering, software development and telecom sales and marketing. He possesses a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and MBA but his real education came from hunting, trapping and guiding with his Cree father, and building cottages, repairing automobiles and outboard motors for the family hunting and fishing business.
Brian is happily married with 3 children, all of whom have completed university programs, and are pursuing their own passions in aboriginal law, media and entertainment and video game development. As a past-time Brian often blogs about family values and first-hand First Nation stories from his own experience and from recounting stories of others that came before him.
Portfolio – Lands and Economic Development Departments
Board of Director – Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc.
Aniin. Niin Kevin Tangie. I am from Brunswick House First Nation, raised at both Duck Lake and southern portions of our territories. I became involved in helping our people through our Tribal Council, Wabun, in Timmins, ON. I learned the Employment & Training programs and helped deliver them to our communities. I was first elected to Council when I was 23 years old. I later became the Economic Development Officer and then later Chief for 2 consecutive terms. I enjoy the work we do together for our communities and I want to see all our people and families prosper. I’m still always learning more and sharing to those who want to live a good life. In these times, there are many issues out on the lands and how they are being used around the world. This is the focus of what I will be working on during my time as Board of Director for our Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc.
Kevin Tangie, Board Member, Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc.
I’m currently the General Manager of the Missanabie Cree Business Limited Partnership based in Sault Ste. Marie. A lifelong member of Batchewana First Nation and hereditary keeper of our Anishenabek traditions of leadership and healing, I am also an Academic in Indigenous policy leadership pursuing a PhD in Social and Political Thought. I am a recent graduate from the Professional Masters of Public Administration program at Queen’s University. My professional career includes policy analysis, policy development and Indigenous governance leadership as a community elected leader for over 16 years and an administrator for Indigenous organizations for nearly 20 years.