Dwayne Nashkawa

Strategic Advisor

Nipissing First Nation

Meet Dwayne:

Miskaankwad (Dwayne Nashkawa) has been the Chief Executive Officer and now Strategic Advisor of Nipissing First Nation, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing in northern Ontario, since January 2004. He has spent his career working exclusively in First Nations in senior roles in the areas of natural resources development, treaty research, governance, and administration. Dwayne has led various tripartite negotiations including the Ontario First Nations Policing Agreement and the development of the Anishinabek/Ontario Resource Management Council. 

While at Nipissing, Dwayne has led the development of numerous private business relationships and has participated in various community development initiatives including the NFN Constitution and Financial Administration Law. He also participated as a negotiation team member on Nipissing First Nation’s $124 million boundary claim settlement. Dwayne also led the design of the NFN Boundary Claim Trust to ensure that it suited the long term needs of the nation for generations to come. 

Dwayne is a member of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation located in southwestern Ontario and is the proud father of three.

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