Anishinaabe Peoples’ Council
APC has the mandate to represent the needs and aspirations of the Anishinaabe people and Anishinaabe students at Algoma University.
In 1986, the Aboriginal Education Committee (AEC), a grass roots community-based committee with representation from Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, the Indian Friendship Center, and the Ontario Metis and Aboriginal Association were instrumental in procuring the Native Student Counselor position at Algoma University and Sault College. Two years later, the Aboriginal Peoples Council (now Anishinaabe Peoples Council) was established as a committee of the Algoma University’s Board of Governors.
APC has the mandate to represent the needs and aspirations of the Anishinaabe people and Anishinaabe students at Algoma University. It oversees the development of Anishinaabe academic, research, and support services; long range and annual action plans; the hiring of personnel; the development and recommendations of policies for the management of Anishinaabe support services and programs; as well as monitoring these funding initiatives.
It is composed of representation from the following First Nation and organizations:
- Batchewana First Nation Rep – Christine Sayers
- Garden River First Nation Rep – Anne Marie Jones
- North Shore Tribal Council Rep – Marnie Yourchuk
- Indigenous Friendship Centre Cathy Syrette
- Metis Nation of Ontario Vacant
- Historic SSM Metis Council Mitch Case
- Neech-ke-Wehn Homes Tom Kakapshe
- Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association (SASA) Vacant
- Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association Lori Rainville
- Algoma University Anishinaabe Alumni Vacant
Ex-Officio Representatives (Non-Voting Members)
- President of Algoma University Asima Vezina
- Academic Dean Donna Rogers
- Chair of AU Board of Governors David Nanang
- Speaker of Senate Laurie Bloomfield
- Shingwauk Education Trust Amy Sayers