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.

  • 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

ADVISORY GUIDING DOCUMENTS

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

HILARY BURNHAM-VISHEAU

Term Expiring 2021

Hilary is Cayuga, Wolf Clan from Six Nations. She is happily married to Scott Visheau and is a proud mother of 3 boys aged 5, 8 and 14. Hilary focuses her time and life around her family. Everything she does, she does with them in mind. This is why helping the Six Nations Community prosper economically is so important to her and why she volunteered to sit on the Advisory Committee. Hilary wants her sons to take pride in their community and, with any luck, be able to find valuable employment opportunities close to home and close to their mom.

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Hilary has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from McMaster University and a Law degree from the University of British Columbia where she focused her studies on Aboriginal law and criminal law. Upon graduation, Hilary clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal under Justice Karen Sharlow. After completing her articling and being called to the Bar, Hilary was employed in private practice in the areas of criminal and family law. In 2004, she left the practice and began working for the Department of Justice where she continues to practice Real Estate and Commercial Law.

REVA BOMBERRY

Term Expiring 2021

Reva Bomberry is from the Turtle Clan, Mohawk Nation. She is married and has two sons and a daughter. Reva has worked in the community for 35 years in the area of education and social services. She contributed to the overall growth of the social services program for over 20 years and has spent the last 15 years in the educational setting as a teacher and administrator. Reva has an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Education Degree from Brock University, and a Masters of Education Degree from Niagara University. She is currently the Principal of IL Thomas Elementary School.

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Reva volunteers her time and efforts on the Board of Directors of Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, she is also a volunteer for the Ride To Conquer Cancer. Reva has been employed in management positions for approximately 25 years. Reva’s interest and desire to foster a healthy community inspired her to apply for membership to the Advisory Committee Board. She feels that with a clearly defined plan and appropriate resources, community wellness can occur with effective leadership.

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.

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.

TRINA HENHAWK

Term Expiring 2023

Bio coming soon.