OUR MANDATE

THE MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT IS TO ANSWER THE MULTIPLE PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AND TO MAKE THE AFFIRMATION OF OUR ANCESTRAL TERRITORY.

THE DEPARTMENT

The mandate of the department is to respond to the consultation requests sent by different promoters and to contribute, by means of historical research, to the affirmation of the traditional territory of the Abenakis. The department ensures to maintain a close relationship with members and elected Council of the Abenakis of Odanak and Wôlinak Abenakis Council to relay them all the information on the various requests for consultations. It is in this sense that a monthly newsletter was set up so that members and elected officials may be aware of requests for consultations received and the monitoring thereof, the meetings that the department attended or other relevant information.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES OFFER

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THE TEAM

DENYS BERNARD
DENYS BERNARDEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
One of the roles occupied by Denys is representing the Nation. He supervises, manages and administers the different funding programs and current projects at the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki. He is also in charge of staff supervision and ensures that the institutional values and established performance requirements are respected.
SUZIE O'BOMSAWIN
SUZIE O'BOMSAWINDIRECTOR OF THE NDAKINNA OFFICE
Suzie is responsible for looking after the Nation’s interests in terms of natural resources across the Abenaki Nation’s ancestral territory, the Ndakinna. The Ndakinna Office has four sectors: territorial consultations, land claims, environmental assessments and sustainable development.
HUGO MAILHOT COUTURE
HUGO MAILHOT COUTUREEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Reporting to the Director of the Ndakinna Office, Hugo supports the Director in handling files or projects as well as executing different Department related mandates. He also assumes an advisory role in terms of environment and natural resources.
ALEX B. PERREAULT
ALEX B. PERREAULTGEOMATICS TECHNICIAN
Alex works primarily in the design and production of maps with specialized software such as ArcGIS. He compiles required data from GPS surveys, aerial photographs, field notes, records, reports and other maps.
YVON POIRIER
YVON POIRIERLAND CLAIMS COORDINATOR
Yvon is in charge of everything pertaining to land claims. Claims are used to demonstrate without a doubt, and with supporting documents, that the federal government has not respected a treaty, agreement or its legal obligations towards a First Nation, as has been the case for the communities of Wôlinak and Odanak.
MYRIAM BEAUCHAMP
MYRIAM BEAUCHAMPCLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT MANAGER
Myriam is responsible for developing a climate change vulnerability study for the Waban-Aki Nation. She will also develop an action plan based on this study and will implement it in the Odanak and Wôlinak communities.
MARIE-ÈVE SAMSON
MARIE-ÈVE SAMSONINVESTIGATION/RESEARCH OFFICER
As part of a study on Waban-Aki traditional use and occupancy of the land and ecological knowledge, under the authority of the Director of Territorial Consultations and in collaboration with the project manager, Marie-Ève participates in organizing the study and investigations, prepares, conducts and transcribes interviews in addition to compile and analyse the collected data.
KARINE RICHARD
KARINE RICHARDBIOLOGIST
As a biologist and environmental project manager, Karine is involved in the consultations of the Waban-Aki Nation in connection with wildlife, endangered species and the environment (more specifically for Wôlinak).
SAMUEL DUFOUR
SAMUEL DUFOURBIOLOGIST
As a biologist and environmental project manager, Samuel is involved in the consultations of the Waban-Aki Nation in connection with wildlife, endangered species and the environment (more specifically for Odanak).

INFORMATION GUIDE ON THE SENSIBLE FOREST RESOURCES OF THE W8BANAKI NATION

In this guide you will find a summary of the Ndakinna history and learn the code of practice of hunting, fishing and trapping, identification of Aboriginal burial sites and on popular and sensitive forest resources. PDF Version