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Supporting the Manitoba First Nation Business Community
Board of Directors

The five members of the board jointly appointed by AMC and the Government Manitoba:

  • Patricia Turner, Board Chair First Nations entrepreneur and co-founder of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce;
  • Bob Silver President, Western Glove Works;
  • Bob Brennan Retired; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Hydro;
  • Joe Malcolm former Tribal Director of Southeast Resource Development Council; and
  • Rosa Walker - President and Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.

"The members of the board are highly-respected members of the community who will provide invaluable assistance in making investment decisions in the best interests of First Nations peoples and all Manitobans," said Attorney General Dave Chomiak, minister responsible for the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission.

The board members bring a broad range of experience including corporate finance and accounting, lending experience, business management, First Nations economic and regional development and entrepreneurship.

"The First Peoples Economic Growth Fund is unique in a number of ways. Where First Nation programs are considered a federal government responsibility, this province has stood up and made First Peoples its priority," said Grand Chief Ron Evans of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

The First Peoples Economic Growth Fund was established as an independent not-for-profit corporation. The Board of Directors will govern the fund under the Unanimous Members Agreement between the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Government of Manitoba government.

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