Treaty 2 Territory – We would like to introduce Ron Missyabit as the new Circle Keeper (Director) of the FNIT2T Care and Protection of The Natural World (Circle). Ron is a member of the Animooziibing Anishinaabe Nation formerly known as Dog Creek and later the Lake Manitoba First Nation. He commenced employment as the Director of the Indigenous Relations Branch for Manitoba Conservation in 2001 and has advocated for Indigenous inclusion and represented the Indigenous perspectives while employed with the Government of Manitoba. A key highlight while Director of the IRB, was the creation of The Certificate in Indigenous Relations Program, designed to address recommendations of The Truth and Reconciliation Report. The program is in its 4th year and it provides participants employed by Sustainable Development an opportunity to learn about its Treaty partners by learning the history of Indigenous people so departmental staff are better suited to engage Indigenous people within their program areas.
Prior to this Ron was employed by the Manitoba Indian Cultural Education Centre for 18 years and held various roles in that time frame, all of which involved advocacy for Indigenous people. Ron held the post of Vice President of the prairie provinces for the First Nation Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres. During his tenure, he was instrumental in working with the Executive Director of the FNCEC in creating By-Laws that are used to guide the national office.
Ron is an active user of the natural resources and believes in the elders teaching; what we use today is borrowed from our grandchildren. Although he was introduced to firearms at a young age his preferred means is to hunt with a long bow with hand crafted cedar arrows to pursue, Elk, Moose and Deer. Success with the long bow has been varied from year to year but the knowledge and insights gained from being on the land every fall in pursuit of game provides a perspective that can only be appreciated while immersed within the land and its environment.
“Ron is a great addition to our team, The Nation, the Territory and FNT2T Government, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. We look forward to having him part of our team and looking after a very important area such as lands, waters and resources for the FNT2T Government”, said FNT2T Government Lead Official Boh Kubrakovich.
For more information or talk to Ron, please call today at 204.638.3797 Ext 1008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: August 9, 2019