Term Expiring 2021 (Board of Trustees Chair)
Alaina Marie VanEvery is a proud Mohawk woman, mother of two girls and entrepreneur belonging to the Wolf clan and raises her family at home on Six Nations. Alaina was selected as a Trustee for the Economic Development Board of Trustees and began her term in November 2017. She has recently spent over a decade working in the financial industry serving First Nations people locally and around the country, advocating for their inherent and collective rights and facilitating communication and conflict resolution between individual band members and the Canadian government.
Previous to becoming employed full-time, she held summer jobs within the community as a teenager in the Education Department at the Woodland Cultural Centre. There, an abundance of cultural knowledge and experience helped to shape her young mind. From a young age, Alaina has developed and displayed her leadership skills by volunteering throughout elementary school carrying out various tasks focused on proficiency; during secondary at the Iroquois Lodge and various community events such as the Champion of Champions Pow Wow. She continues to volunteer at the annual Bread and Cheese Celebration and hopes to carry on a family tradition to serve, she is now in her twentieth plus year of participation. Today, self-employed, you can find Alaina spending time volunteering within her youngest daughter’s classroom and her eldest daughter’s sports program. She is passionate about community autonomy and self-sufficiency, she strives to encourage, empower, and engage those around her to be their best selves and hopes to continuously move forward as a community in positive, efficient ways.