The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre is a non-profit organization that was established in 1975 under the direction of Grand Council Treaty #9, now known as the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). The Centre is funded through Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Cultural Education Centres program. The Centre is managed by a board of directors who represent each Tribal Council area of the NAN territory.
Board of Directors
President – Irene Ross – Independent First Nation Alliance
Vice-President – Cathy Therriault – Matawa First Nations Council
Secretary/Treasurer – Gary Naveau – Wabun Tribal Council
Ex-Officio Member – Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox – Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Member – Geordie Kakepetum – Keewaytinook Okimakanak
Member – Bill Loutitt – Mushkegowuk Council
Member – Representative – Shibogama First Nations Council
Member – Frank McKay – Windigo First Nations Council
Our Catchment Area
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation
The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre serves 49 Native communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (formerly known as Grand Council Treaty #9). Ninety percent of these communities are accessible by air only. The area covers 210,000 square miles and comprises the whole of Northern Ontario north of the 50th parallel. This area has a native population of approximately 45,000 people.