Tansi! My name is Mike and I am Cree from the Little Black Bear First Nation in the Treaty #4 territories. I was hired in late 2013 to be the Economic Developer for Skawahlook First Nation. It is an exciting challenge for me and I look forward to sharing updates from the world of Northwest Coast Art with you right here on this blog.
I was most recently the Marketing Manager for Canada’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership, Trev Deeley Motorcycles. Prior to that I was completing my bachelor’s degree in First Nations Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University. I have also been an automotive salesperson and I served for 3 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with 1 P.P.C.L.I. All of this work and education experience gives me a solid foundation of knowledge that I plan to use to ‘move the needle’, as they say in the marketing world, for Skawahlook First Nation.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Susanna and my awesome kids Kaya and Nugget (Kris, but nobody calls him that). I also enjoy riding my motorcycle and cheering on the //=S=// Saskatchewan Roughriders!