Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Jun 18, 2019
Guest Speaker:  Friday, June 21, 2019
Location:  The National Club, 303 Bay St.
Topic: National Indigenous Peoples Day
Host:  John Andras
 
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN)
Chief R. Stacey Laforme
 
 
R. Stacey Laforme is the elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN). Born and raised on MCFN, Chief Laforme has served his community for over eighteen years, being first elected to council in 1999. 
 
Chief Laforme has participated in a number of committees and boards throughout his seven terms; served as a Councillor, including involvement with the MCFN’s Pan Am Games Secretariat (PAGS), as Chair of the PAGS Committee.
 
Chief Laforme is committed to increasing involvement and communication between Elected Council and both on and off-reserve membership. He is very active throughout MCFN’s traditional territory, which encompasses 3.9 million acres of Southern Ontario, not only as a Chief, but as a notable storyteller and poet. Chief Laforme has recently been appointed as honorary senior fellow for Massey College, joining the duke of Edinburg and the Chancellor of Oxford, as only the third person awarded the highest honor the college can bestow.