BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mandate: To determine how funds received from the businesses operated and managed by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) will be invested in the Six Nations community collectively.

  • Regular quarterly meetings or more frequently if needed
  • Quarterly reports submitted to the Advisory Committee or more frequently if needed
  • Annual written report to the Advisory Committee

BOARD GUIDING DOCUMENTS

Board of Trustees Charter

EDT Distribution Guidelines

Six Nations Community Plan

(Statement of) Community Needs &  Priorities

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RACHEL MARTIN

Term Expiring 2018 (Board Chair)

Rachel Martin is part of the Mohawk Nations and a member of Six Nations. She has worked as a Business Support Officer with Two Rivers Community Development Centre for over 15 years. During her employment she has implemented many community projects such as the Shop/Local Shop/Native Campaign, Street Banner Project, Student/Youth Enterprise Fund and the Break into Business Camps.

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She is also the owner/operator of two small businesses located on Six Nations, Java Joe’s and BU ; ) Photo Booth Rentals. Rachel is a very busy community member who is currently the Chair for the Six Nations Arts Council Children’s Creative Workshop, “The Red Barn” and the Advisor for the Project Skate Park – Six Nations. You will also find Rachel volunteering at Keely’s Haunted Trail, Grand River Pow Wow and the Kitchener Blues Festival. Rachel’s favorite activities are riding her motorcycle and spending time with her two teenaged children.

CATHY GENERAL

Term Expiring 2018

Cathy is extremely proud of the work she has done for her people over the past 30 years. She has worked in many different capacities for various aboriginal organizations throughout the United States and Ontario. She has served on all levels of urban based friendship centres including holding a Board of Directors position for OFIFC and NAFC.

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She has also been the Executive Director at the Niagara Regional Native Centre and Assistant Director at the Fort Erie Friendship Centre. Cathy moved home to Six Nations in 2004 becoming an entrepreneur for a few years, opening the Just A Buck Dollar Store in the Ohsweken Plaza. Most recently, Cathy has been contracted as a Policy and Governance Officer followed by a Partnership and Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB) whose head office is located on Six Nations.

Cathy is a proud wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother of 5. She has lived on the Six Nations territory for the past 12 years with her husband of 41 years and her father. Cathy is looking forward to enjoying her retirement years on Six Nations and intends to contribute her spare time to the health and well-being of our community in whatever capacity that may be.

JILL HILL

Term Expiring 2019

Jill was born (Brantford), raised and lived for the majority of her life at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a member of the Oneida Nation, Turtle Clan. She is the daughter of Karen (Corn) and Mary Hill. Jill attended Jamieson Elementary and J.C. Hill Elementary School before attending high school in Caledonia and Hagersville. Jill graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. (Philosophy) and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Jill has spent the majority of her career working at Six Nations focusing on the areas of policy and justice. Jill has also worked for Indspire as a facilitator delivering their “Industry in the Classroom” workshops across Canada to First Nations, Inuit and Metis students. She was also honoured to live in Guyana, South America for a period of time working with the National Indigenous Organization representing Indigenous peoples. Jill’s area of concentration was policy/law reform and employment/worker rights for Indigenous peoples. In Jill’s spare time she enjoys trail running and completed her first marathon in 2013 at the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington. Jill’s current interest in sitting as a Trustee was born from her experience as a former Trustee with the Six Nations Community Development Trust and her commitment to better the lives of the people in her community.

SHIRLEY SQUIRE

Term Expiring 2018

Shirley Squire was born on Six Nations, where she raised a family of eight with her husband. Shirley is the proud grandmother to seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley graduated from Brantford Collegiate Institute and V.S. Following her education, Shirley was then employed with Cockshutts and Westinghouse. Shirley then worked for Six Nations of several years. Shirley is an avid lacrosse fan and has been very involved in the sport throughout the years.

Shirley assisted the Junior B teams franchises get started and is proud supporter and volunteer for the Frogpond Maulers team. Shirley loves to travel. She also enjoys talking to her family and showing them how to cook.

JULIE HILL

Term Expiring 2019

Julie Ann Hill, a Cayuga, Turtle clan from Six Nations of the Grand River is a proud wife and mother of two. Julie attended elementary school locally at Oliver M. Smith followed by high school in Brantford at Pauline Johnson C. & V.S. After high school Julie moved to Orillia, Ontario to attend Georgian College for the Professional Golf Management-Business Administration program. Following successful completion she attended Laurentian University where she earned her honours Bachelor of Business Administration.

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While attending university, Julie earned Professional status from the Canadian Professional Golf Association. Following this achievement Julie dedicated her golf career to teaching junior golf for several years. She then focused her career on business and was an entrepreneur on Six Nations before working on the Grand Renewable Solar project for a major construction company.

Julie is committed to serving Six Nations with honour, imagination, and intellect. Julie has volunteered numerous times throughout different areas of the community and is hoping to continue to improve the quality of life at Six Nations by contributing as much as possible.