The Minister of Indigenous Services is responsible for reporting to Parliament on the federal government institutions that fall under their portfolio.
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How appointments work
Some of the organizations for which the minister has appointment responsibilities have been established under land claims and enabling legislation. Others have an advisory role to the minister. These organizations vary in scope.
Members of these organizations are appointed in one of 2 ways:
National Indigenous Economic Development Board
The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) is the only national, non-political organization of its kind, mandated to provide strategic policy advice and guidance to federal government on issues of Indigenous economic development.
Board members are appointed for various terms and may reside anywhere in Canada. The principal role of all NIEDB board members is to provide strategic policy and program advice to the federal government on all matters pertaining to Indigenous economic development.
Name Position Expiry date Dawn Madahbee Leach Chairperson (at sole discretion of Minister) April 29, 2026 Victoria LaBillois Vice-Chair (at sole discretion of Minister) June 17, 2026 Chief Terrance Paul Ex- Officio Member* April 29, 2026 Sandra Sutter Member* May 06, 2026 Maxime Vollant Member* May 06, 2026 Ruth Williams Member* May 06, 2023 Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier Member* May 06, 2023 Dr. Marie Delorme Member* June 12, 2023 Andy Moorhouse Member (at sole discretion of Minister) May 26, 2025 Danielle Levine Member (at sole discretion of Minister) May 26, 2025 Michael Bonshor Member (at sole discretion of Minister) May 26, 2025 Robert Dickson Member (at sole discretion of Minister) December 9, 2024 Dana Soonias Member (at sole discretion of Minister) December 9, 2024 * Members previously elected through Governor in Council
First Nations Market Housing Fund
The First Nations Market Housing Fund is designed to facilitate access to financing for market-based housing purposes in First Nations communities. The fund helps to create the capacity in First Nations communities to support the administration of market-based housing programs.
The board oversees the fund's governance policies and practices and is responsible for guiding the direction of the fund to achieve its objectives.
Name Position Expiry date Gail Shawbobquit Member (at sole discretion of Minister) August 21, 2014* Maurice Biron Member (at sole discretion of Minister) March 26, 2012* Eric Menicoche Member (at sole discretion of Minister) March 26, 2010* * Members stay in office after the expiry date of their term until the position is filled.
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