Meet Maurice!

Maurice Switzer


Nimkii Communications


Maurice Switzer, Bnesi, is a citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation where his grandfather Moses Muskrat Marsden was Chief in the early 1900s. At various times, he has been a reporter, editor, and publisher at five Canadian daily newspapers, a communications director for the Assembly of First Nations and Union of Ontario Indians, an adjunct professor of communications and Indigenous Studies on the Laurentian University campus, and a member of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He lives in North Bay, where he serves as a board member of Nipissing University, the North Bay-Parry Sound Public Health Unit, and the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre. He is the principal of Nimkii Communications, a public education practice with a focus on the Treaty Relationship that made possible the peaceful settlement of Canada. 

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