Speakers

Cheryl Standing Cloud

Cheryl Standing Cloud

Finance Controller / Human Resource Manager

Woodland Cree First Nation

Cheryl Standing Cloud is a Human Resource and Financial Manager with over 25 years’ experience in all areas of human resource management. Cheryl started her career working with her home reserve of Wahpeton Dakota Nation in Saskatchewan before moving to northern Alberta in 2004. Cheryl has worked with many First Nations in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories as a Human Resource Consultant. Presently Cheryl is the head of the Finance and Human Resource departments with Woodland Cree First Nation. Cheryl enjoys assisting First Nations in developing, updating their HR department policies and procedures to ensure they have the best processes in place to assist their employees and run smoothly as a First Nation organization. Cheryl has her Bachelor Degree in Commerce, with a major in human resource management from the University of Saskatchewan and an Associate Certificate Indigenous Business Administration from SIFC (Saskatchewan Indian Federated College) both located in Saskatoon, SK. Before attaining her Bachelor Degree, Cheryl graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration from SIIT (Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology); and a Diploma in Clerical Accounting, both located in Prince Albert, SK. Currently Cheryl is working on her First Nation Health Management Certification from FNHMA.

Jackson Dionne

Jackson Dionne

Executive Director

Indigenous Wellness & Training Society

Matthew Gallina

National Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Coordinator

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

Darwin Hanna

Partner

Callison & Hanna Indigenous Advocates

Charlene Lavallee

President

Association of Metis, Non & Status Indians of Saskatchewan

Gary Muuren

Gary Muuren

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Nch’kay Development Corporation

Gary Muuren is a career Human Resources Executive with more than 20 years of experience in all facets of Human Resources Management. He started his career in the rail industry facilitating organization design and development, change management and leadership and executive training. “Future Developed Management” and “Woman in Rail”

Gary headed up the Kal Tire Human Resources division before joining Baptist Housing as Vice President, HR integrating a major acquisition. He then joined Paper Excellence and JJM Construction. Heading their HR divisions before joining Nch’kay. Gary chaired several CPHR BC and Yukon roundtables and committees.

Gary enjoys setting up HR divisions in large organizations and developing systems and processes. He also has a passion for organization development and employee training and development. He has implemented several leadership and other training programs and large learning management systems. He also negotiated several collective agreements.

Gary is a Chartered Professional in HR. He received a Bachelor in Industry Psychology, an Honors Degree in HR Development from the University of Johannesburg and an MBA from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

Jeff Robert

Jeff Robert

Human Resources Advisor

Independent First Nations