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Vice-President (Women)

Lynn Geary

 

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Ojibwe Métis, Métis Nation of Ontario [MNO], Indigenous ‘Feminazi’ activist most of adult life, avid outdoor enthusiast, fishing, hunting, flying, cooking, canning, preserving, teaching, canoeing, boating, sailing, target shooting; very familiar with lakes and waters of N.W. Ontario and Manitoba, all traditional lands which generations of my family have hunted and harvested for hundreds of years.

Determined to serve Indigenous women and families in Canada and across Turtle Island and restore our traditional Matriarchal system.

Born and raised: Red Lake, Ontario [Treaty #3], Ontario/Manitoba border area. Many family and businesses throughout Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Rat Portage/Kenora, Lake of the Woods area, Great Lakes area, Northern U.S.

Raised on the land at Little Vermilion Lake, a fly in lake north of Red Lake, ON, to an Irish father, Allen Geary and Métis mother, Francine descended from Ojibwe/Saulteaux, Scots and French. Métis Family names Mathieson, Godin, Morrisseau. Landmarks named throughout Treaty #3 country.

Owner/Operator/Operations Manager/Dispatcher – Red Lake Airways [1987] Ltd, Red Lake,ON, worked closely with FN north of Red Lake e.g. Sandy Lake, Deer Lake, Cat Lake, Poplar Hill, North Spirit, Pikangikum, Trout Lake, all levels of Government [FN, City, Provincial and Federal ].

Owner/Operator Dogskin Lake Lodge & Outposts, Fly in fishing and hunting lodges in the Atikaki Wilderness Park, MB, working closely with Paungassi and Little Grand FN, all levels of Government.

“Relocated to Vancouver Island [Campbell River and Victoria], BC”

Executive Director to the Métis Commission for Children and Families of BC [MCCFBC] [Ministry of Children and Family Development – BC].

This experience with Indigenous parents and children clearly showed how badly broken Children and Families is and the inherent discrimination against Indigenous people in the system.

Payment Service Officer to Service Canada, Common Experience Payment for Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement [IRSSA]. 2007

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Lynn is also the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission representative to the National Women’s Liberal Commission.

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