• 3 Kikinamage Mikan, QC

  • 819 449 5170 ext 1800

Our team

Team Members

Erik is the natural resource and wildlife office manager. He oversees all of the projects to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. As a forester, he seeks to find a balance between conservation and economic opportunities for community members. Erik has 17 years of forestry experience beginning as a tree-planter in northern Ontario during schooling years. As a part-time farmer, Erik is passionate about learning about how things grow and all of the complexities and inter-relationships associated with forest ecosystems. As a team manager, Erik values teamwork, comradery and humor among his co-workers.
Amy MorinConsultation OfficerAmy.Morin@kza.qc.ca 819-449-5170 ext:1802
Amy joined the natural resources team in June 2020 as the Consultation Officer. After many years working for the government, Amy lends her administration experience to the consultation process with the organization and coordination of consultations that arise within Kitigan Zibi’s traditional territory. Amy always enjoys the chance to interact with community members, most notably volunteering at Halloween time and various community festivities.
Melodie HurtubiseImpact Assessment CoordinatorMelodie.Hurtubise@kza.qc.ca 819 449 5170 ext: 1804
Melodie enjoys being with the team of people who are dedicated to protecting and enhancing our relationship to the lands and waters. Gardening and spending time with her dog are what makes her want to keep voicing for the environment and how beautiful it can be for everyone.
Aaron CommandoGuardian Nagadjitodjig Akiaaron.commando@kza.qc.ca
Aaron Commando has been working as a forest guardian in the team. Enjoying the beautiful land and getting to witness its strength. He mostly works on compliance and regulations when it comes to forest cuts and road accesses assessment.
Pierre-Luc, better known as PL, is Kitigan Zibi’s biologist. Since starting with the Natural Resources & Wildlife Office in 2020, PL manages the species at risk team as well as provides input for consultations. Biology has shown PL that wilderness is a concert of complex interactions rather than a collection of species and working with the Anishinabe people has shown him the difference between books and reality. His attention to detail with tanning hides and beading is outstanding.
Allen CayerSupervisor Awazibi Pure Maple Syrup
Allen has been with the Natural Resources & Wildlife Office for over 20 years. He oversees the production of Awazibi Pure Maple Syrup and his knowledge of all things maple syrup are vital to the operations of Awazibi. Allen also has many years of experience working as supervisor with the Natural Resource & Wildlife office’s brushcutting contracts as well as working as a forest guardian.
Valerie BrazeauConsultation CoordinatorValerie.Brazeau@kza.qc.ca 819 449 5170 ext: 1801
Valerie loves working with the team on various projects. Also a lover of the outdoors, she talks with community members to protect places within the Kitigan Zibi territory. Her love for the environment shows by her hobbies like camping, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Dolcy MenessGuardian Nagadjitodjig Akiguardians@kza.qc.ca
Dolcy has been working as Nagadjitodjig Aki for 3 years and is an excellent asset to the team. Her favourite parts of being a guardian are working with traditional medicines, reviving the Anishinabemowin language and story telling through the camera lens.
Jonathan CoteGuardian Nagadjitodjig AkiJonathan.cote@kza.qc.ca
Jonathan works as a Guardian Nagadjitodjig Aki to help maintain the knowledge of the vast lands and waters. Jonathan works at making a difference with the "boot on the ground" approach. Voicing the use traditional knowledge to the table. Networking with other Guardians and getting to know people is sometime he looks forward to. Along with working in the community like coaching hockey.