board of directors

Melanie Dean


Melanie Dean, from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation currently serves as Director, Executive Training at the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (ILDI) and Executive Director, Empowering Indigenous Youth in Governance and Leadership (EIYGL), working to build leadership capacity within Indigenous communities and youth across Canada. Melanie has worked in the public sector and performed in various theatre projects. Melanie earned a degree in Performing Arts at the University of Winnipeg. She is a Jingle Dress dancer on the Powwow trail and an active volunteer within the community on various Committees and Boards.

Clairissa Kelly

Vice President

Matthew Tokaruk


Diandre Thomas-Hart

Board Member