Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, is a calm, respectful and heart centred leader, who has over 25 years of experience in First Nations politics.

RoseAnne has dedicated all of her adult life to serving and striving to create a better quality of life and future for First Nations people. She represents a generational change, bringing diplomacy and encouraging unity in the First Nations political system, while breaking down barriers since the start of her political career, having been the first woman and youngest: Chief for Taykwa Tagamou First Nation (1990), Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (1991), Grand Chief for Mushkegowuk Council (1994). She is also the First member of her community to complete a Master’s Degree.

After a ground-breaking career in political leadership that spanned 25 plus years, RoseAnne began a successful consulting business in 2009, providing advice and guidance to First Nations leaders, and organizations, specializing in negotiations, facilitation.

Archibald holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Laurentian University and has been awarded the prestigious “Canada 125 medal” for having “made a significant contribution to Canada” through Aboriginal leadership.

As Ontario Regional Chief, she remains dedicated to empowering women and youth in seeking community based solutions that encourage capacity-building, leadership development and resiliency.

LEADERSHIP APPROACH:

  • Move away from COO-drive Ontario-wide accords by (a) endorsing and support existing First Nation and/or Treaty Organization Accords and Agreements, and (b) advocating new First Nation and/or Treaty Organization Accords and Agreements
  • Work with Treaty Organizations and larger First Nations to house existing and new Chiefs of Ontario Secretariat staff/positions Complete the transformation of Chiefs of Ontario organization solely as a coordinating body
  • Achieve results based on the principles of peace, at the same time, I’ll have courage to stand up to defend our Rights

ROSEANNE’S SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Dedicated all of her adult life to helping and serving her people with 30 years of experience as a formal and informal First Nations leader
  • Student Leader and Spokesperson during the Post Secondary Crisis in 1989 that led to national student hunger strikes and mass demonstrations across Canada
  • First woman and youngest: Chief for TTN/New Post (1990), Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (1991), Grand Chief for Mushkegowuk Council (1994)
  • First member of her community to complete a Master’s Degree.
  • Awarded the prestigious “Canada 125 medal” for having “made a significant contribution to Canada” through Aboriginal leadership.
  • Assisted in the development of proposals and negotiated over $5,000,000 toward First Nation projects and initiatives.
  • Empowered women and youth to seek community based solutions that encouraged capacity-building, leadership development and resiliency.
  • Effective and efficient management of financial resources: responsible for budgets ranging from
    $500,000 to $15,000,000 and continually operated from a surplus or break-even level, never incurred a deficit in whole career.
  • Successfully negotiated three (3) twenty-year deals with three international forestry companies: balanced agreements were reached which saw the protection of over 200,000 acres of sacred and culturally significant land in the Taykwa Tagamou Nation territory. In addition, the agreements create 200 direct and indirect jobs annually and just over half of one billion dollars ($533,000,000) in revenue Tembec, ($350,000,000, in 2000); Resolute Forest Products, ($172,000,000, in 2015); Rockshield Engineered Wood Products ($11,000,000 in 2015), over a twenty-year period, to the community of Taykwa Tagamou Nation. Other benefits include: scholarships, housing/infrastructure contributions and youth internships.

ROSEANNE’S PRIORITIES:

  • Respecting First Nation and Treaty Organizations by Creating a Consensus Based Agenda for Action
  • Peacemaking through Strengthening Connections and Relationships
  • Nation Building and Supporting FN Law-making based on Inherent and Treaty Rights
  • Economic Self-Sufficiency through Business Development
  • Education and Lifelong Learning including First Nation Language Revitalization
  • Health Transformation that assures Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional
    Well-Being
  • Women and Youth Engagement, Empowerment, Capacity Building and Leadership Development
  • Internal and External Reconciliation

To request a speaking engagement with the Ontario Regional Chief, please click here: SPEAKER REQUEST FORM

For all media inquiries, please contact Scott Cavan, Director of Communications at Scott.Cavan@coo.org.

For all other requests, please contact Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s Executive Assistant:

Robin Beauclair

Executive Assistant to Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Chiefs of Ontario

468 Queen Street East, Suite 400

Toronto ON, M5A 1T7

Robin.Beauclair@coo.org