ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mandate: To provide oversight of SNGRDC’s Board of Directors and Economic Development Trust. This includes ensuring each entity is acting in a socially responsible manner which preserves Six Nations’ cultural integrity and operates in line with the values and long-term plan of the community.

  • Protect the interests of the Six Nations community while pursuing economic development opportunities in a socially responsible manner
  • Oversee the Board of Directors and the Economic Development Trust
  • Vet, select and appoint the directors of the Corporation and the trustees of the Economic Development Trust
  • Update and revise where required: (i) a Statement of Economic Development Principles; (ii) a Statement of Community Needs and Priorities (iii) a Statement of Economic Development Trust Distribution Guidelines, in each case based on the Six Nations Community Plan, as a framework for the Economic Development Trust and the Board of Directors
  • Meet annually with the SNGRDC’s Board of Directors and Economic Development Trust to review their annual reports which will include audited financial statements
  • Make regular reports to the SNGRDC Shareholder
  • Determine annual revenue distribution (how much will be transferred to the Economic Development Trust for community distribution and how much will be used by the Board of Directors to be reinvested into future projects)
  • Regular quarterly meetings or more frequently if required
  • Receive and review annual written report from the Board of Directors and Economic Development Trust
  • On a quarterly basis prepare a brief written report on the results of the operations of the Economic Development Group and Economic Development Trust on key developments, issues and other relevant matters for Six Nations Elected Council

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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AUDREY HILL

Term Expiring 2023

Audrey Hill is Kanohtonyohs (she is naming things) and Mohawk, Turtle Clan.  She has four adult children and eight grandchildren.  In 1977 she was the Office Manager for the newly opened Native Services Branch, Children’s Aid Society of Brant, which was located in Ohsweken. The experience inspired her to seek higher education and provide child welfare services  at Six Nations.  She obtained an undergraduate degree at McMaster University and obtained a graduate degree in Psychology at the United States International University.  She retired from child welfare services in 2014.

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Prior to retirement and since, she has volunteered with the Indian Defense League of America and plays an active role in planning the Border Crossing Celebration.  Today, she is ready to offer experience, knowledge and skills to the betterment of Six Nations of the Grand River.

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ERICA MARTISIUS

Term Expiring 2024

 Erica Martisius was born in Brantford to Graham Edward and Alice Monture Edward. She is the granddaughter of Wilbur Monture and Ethel Brant Monture, late of Six Nations. She is a proud descendant of Joseph Brant, and is Wolf Clan of the Mohawk Nation. Erica completed her undergrad degree in French at the University of Guelph. After graduating, she went on the managerial training in the retail sector, becoming a manager of three departments in a large retail company in Toronto. She returned to Brantford to attend Ontario Teacher Education College in Hamilton and was hired as a teacher by the Brant County Board of Education. She worked thirty seven years for the board, and along the way earned her Masters of Education degree and her principal qualifications from Brock University.

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Erica is married to Vic Martisius and is the mother of three adult children. Since moving back to Brantford, she has been active with mostly leisure organizations in the city. She has maintained her familial ties with her people at Six Nations. Erica is happy to now be involved with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation Governance Group, mindful that as former Chief Ava Hill once said, “the economic issues faced by the Haudenosaunee are long standing problems which need immediate attention”. It is Erica’s hope that she will play a small part in addressing this need.

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TRINA HENHAWK

Term Expiring 2023

Bio coming soon.

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TABITHA CURLEY

Term Expiring 2024

Bio coming soon.

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RHODE THOMAS

Term Expiring 2024

Rhode Thomas is Cayuga Nation, Bear Clan. Rhode has been a dedicated advocate for Indigenous learners, drawing on 5+ years of student leadership experience and academic programs. His approach to community involvement is collaborative and holistic and sees meaningful consultation and engagement as a foundational component to the success of community building ventures, as well as to more broad reconciliation efforts across Canada. He is committed to ongoing learning and personal growth, and believes that leadership, rather than being an individualistic endeavour, is always rooted in interpersonal and community relationships.

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Rhode is currently the Executive Director for the Centre of Indigenous Innovation and Technology. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Business Administration from George Brown College, a Bachelor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Law & Policy from Trent University, and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. He is excited to contribute his skills & knowledge to Six Nations community initiatives, as it allows him to re-establish and maintain community connections to give back to the community that enabled and supported his pursuit of education.

ADVISORY GUIDING DOCUMENTS

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