Amy belongs to the Cayuga Nation and currently lives in Six Nations. Her daughter Violet, who, while very kind-hearted, has from a very young age exhibited strength and independence, helps keeps things interesting between the pair. As a youth, Amy’s family moved throughout the province for her parents work. It was when she completed university that Amy returned to Six Nations, because it always felt like home in her heart.
Amy has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Architecture and is a Masters of Environmental Studies in Indigenous planning candidate at York University. Over the years she has volunteered for many community organizations but now concentrates her spare time with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and Home & School.
While working as the Six Nations Community Planner for 9 years, Amy took the opportunity to get to know the Six Nations community through community engagement and information collection. As an employee, Amy was on the team that planned and implemented the Development Corporation, and was a member of the team that drafted the Tewawennaro:roks “ We Gather our Voices report, that became the foundation of the SNGRDC structure. Amy has a great sense of pride to see the organization in a high functioning capacity and generating revenues for the community.
This experience has been very helpful for Amy as a member of the Advisory Committee. Having assisted in the creation of foundational documents, and the overall vision and purpose of SNGRDC, Amy is prepared to provide insight behind SNGRDC decisions, and how the decisions relate back to what the community wanted to see. As a current employee of the Chiefs of Ontario, Amy is able to provide a provincial and national perspective on current First Nations issues. We thank Amy for all her hard work in the creation of SNGRDC as she has played an instrumental role that has lead to our success.