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Grand Chief “Wedaseh” Madahbee has over 30 years experience in Band politics, 17 years of which he has served as Chief. From 1993 to 1999 he served as Manager of Aboriginal Financial Services for TD Trust. Mr. Madahbee’s prior roles on a regional level include Grand Council for the Anishinabek Nation, and the Union of Ontario Indians. He was also a Regional Sales Manager for the First Nations Bank of Canada.
His professional and dedication in active leadership positions include chairperson for the Robinson-Huron Treaty Claim Legal Strategy Team and the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Center.
Chief Madahbee has been involved in all areas of business development, management, finance, Band management, program supervision, community infrastructure and development, federal and provincial programs and resources, and is an active participant in the political arena.
Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee
Grand Council Chief
A citizen of the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Glen Hare is serving his second term as Deputy Grand Chief of the Anishinabek Nation.
A fluent speaker of Anishinaabe-mowin (Ojibwe language), Deputy Grand Chief Hare recently served six consecutive terms as Chief of M’Chigeeng First Nation and two terms as the Regional Grand Chief for the Lake Huron Region.
Deputy Grand Chief Hare is an outspoken advocate for First Nations child welfare and customary care laws. He has been critical of the government imposition of non-Native child protection legislation and favours the establishment of our own child and family service laws, interventions and First Nations foster homes.
Deputy Grand Chief Hare currently sits on the Anishinabek/Ontario Resource Management Council (AORMC), an innovative partnership, policy and discussion forum between the Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. He also serves on the often challenging Enforcement Working Group for the AORMC.
Glen Hare recently worked for the First Nations Independent Fuel handlers Cooperative, and has been a central figure in its development. The Fuel Handlers Cooperative provides petroleum products and heating oil to First Nations throughout Anishinabek Nation territory and is spearheading a project to improve the system of tax exempt fuel purchases and government rebates to retailers.
In addition to his role as Deputy Grand Chief, Hare is also the Vice-President of the Anishinabek Nation Seventh Generation Charities.
Glen and his wife Sally have been married for 34 years and have four sons (Glen Jr., Allen, Curtis and Roman) and seven grandsons.
Deputy Grand Council Chief
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