• Alan Ozawanimke

    President Alan.director@1534Coffee.ca

    Gehtigeh Animke Beneseh (Spotted Thunderbird) of the Bear Clan, Alan Ozawanimke experienced a career in public service and accomplished business person who most recently served as elected Chief of Sagamok Anishnawbek; Owner of Yellow Thunder Trucking, a career embarkment that emerged after serving 30 years in public administration and politics.

  • Duke Peltier



    Duke Peltier’s commitment to serve his people is demonstrated by his current role as Ogimaa (Chief) of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, serving in his fifth consecutive term.

    Mr. Peltier has been continually called upon to advocate for the children of the Anishinabek Nation in his role as its Children’s Commissioner, and by the Chiefs of Ontario, to guide its participation in language revitalization efforts of the Indigenous Languages Act.

    Duke served the broader community of Northern Ontario as a Board Regent at the University of Sudbury as well as being an Advisory Council member of the Northern Policy Institute.

  • Harvey Trudeau

    Director Harvey.director@1534Coffee.ca

    Harvey Trudeau (A.K.A. Wasageshik) is an elder member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation. Wasagesik is currently employed by the Weecheetowin support services as a cultural support person / emotional support and holds the position of chairperson of the elder (Skitchi-Anishnawbek) council and current member of Sagamok’s Chief & Council.

    Harvey has served in various capacities; after serving as chief of Sagamok Ansihanwbek from
    1984-1990. Harvey has served as councilor for Sagamok, North Shore Tribal Council, Anishnawbek Nation, Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and the Assembly of First Nations.

  • Paul Eshkakogan

    Director Paul.director@1534Coffee.ca

    Paul was elected as Chief of the Sagamok Anishnawbek in October 2005 and served until August 2018.
    He also served as the Lake Huron Regional Grand Chief from June 2015 to June 2018.
    During his tenure, Paul provided leadership in building successful community-owned businesses. Mr. Eshkakogan was a key negotiator for completing a number of Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBA’s) with
    Vale Canada Limited, KGHM International, and Ursa Major Minerals and continues to provide advice regarding resource development projects within Sagamok’s Traditional Territory. Paul continues to assist in building partnerships with businesses in the Northeastern region.

  • Nelson Toulouse

    Director Nelson.director@1534Coffee.ca

    Mr. Toulouse has served organizations such as North Shore Tribal Council, Assembly of First Nations, Union of Ontario Indians, Anishinabek Nation, Chiefs of Ontario, Anishinabek Mushkegowuk Onkewehonwe Language Commission of Ontario, Sagamok Development Corporation, Anishinabek Polices Services Board, Z’gamok Enterprises Inc., Robinson Huron Treaty working group.
    He also served as the AFN representative at the World Indigenous Education Forum in New Zealand. And he currently serves as a member of the Elder’s Council here in Sagamok.

  • Nikki Manitowabi

    Director Nikki.director@1534Coffee.ca
    Nikki Manitowabi is a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. She has her MBA from Athabasca University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce from Laurentian University. She has 7 years of executive management experience with the Anishinabek Nation (the Union of Ontario Indians), 7 years of financial experience as the CFO with Wiikwemkoong and for the last 13 years, has been actively involved in economic development and business development.

  • Laura Owl

    Director Laura.director@1534Coffee.ca

    Over the last 22+ years, Laura has worked alongside countless Indigenous peoples, First Nations, Governments, companies, and academic institutions, and is passionate about mapping the economic ecosystem that will result in fair and equitable access to the tools and resources required for success in establishing, maintaining and growing mutually beneficial business relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous companies and entrepreneurs. Laura leads a theory of change that will not only ensure Indigenous peoples are competitive in business, technology, and innovation sectors but she is also driven and committed to ensuring that Indigenous participation leads in unprecedented ways and growing local economies. Laura has served on various provincial and Federal Committees and has spoken on numerous panels on Indigenous economics, innovation, and the importance of Indigenous inclusion.

  • Delores Trudeau Aka - Elder Wabano Qwe

    Director Delores.director@1534Coffee.ca

    Delores is from the Sagamok Ojibway First Nation of Northeastern Ontario a respected Ojibway Anishnawbe Qwe. Delores spent her life as an Educator, first as an Elementary School Teacher after graduating from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. and later, after receiving a Degree in Ed Counselling and remained in that field until she was forced to retire because of physical limitations due to illness. Since her retirement from Education Delores became active in the Sagamok Community and surrounding area; as an Elder; promoting education and participating in various entities related to, not only Education, but including the revival of our Ojibway Culture and Language. As a result of her many activities, Delores became aware of the need for self-sufficiency, in order for our people to succeed and move forward with our aspirations in Culture and Language and as such was agreeable to became part of the 1534 Kanata team.