Diane Carriere, BA, CHRP, THRP,
President and CEO
Diane is a member of Norway House First Nation in Manitoba; Diane has a Bachelor of Arts Undergraduate Degree from the University of Winnipeg, a Certificate in Human Resources from the University of Manitoba and a Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) from the National Native American Human Resource Association (NNAHRA).
Diane is certified human resources professional both in her region and in tribal areas in United States of America. Diane’s achievements have been recognized with the Bill Hanson Award for Aboriginal employment and the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM) Platinum Award for creating outstanding employment initiatives.
Diane had a vision of creating a national Human Resource Association called the Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association (CAHRMA). This association is dedicated to the development of human resources for our aboriginal communities, including the development of an aboriginal HR certification program.
Ken Sanderson, BSc
Ken Sanderson is Anishinaabe, and a member of Pinaymootang First Nation. He has dedicated his career to enhancing opportunities for Indigenous communities. Ken brings 20 years of experience in executive leadership, organizational development, and growth management to Teach For Canada. He has worked with the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs, and most recently, Broadband Communications North.
Robbyn Rempel, CHRP, ABCP
Robbyn graduated from Red River College in 2002, with a human resources management certificate, and in 2003, with a certificate in management principles. Robbyn completed the associate business continuity management certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and a business continuity auditor certificate from the Disaster Recovery Institute. Robbyn is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and an Associate Business Continuity Planner (ABCP).
Robbyn has more than twelve years of experience in human resources. Robbyn started with the Metis Child and Family Services Authority as the human resources officer in 2007 and was promoted to chief administration officer in 2010. In this role, Robbyn is responsible for the overall planning, coordination and continuous development of the Metis and Inuit Child and Family Services system of Manitoba with regard to its Human Resources, Business Continuity, Communications, Governance and Administration sectors.
Prior to working with the Metis Authority, Robbyn worked within the human resources department of the Manitoba Metis Federation, as well as spent time in the private sector, providing human resources support services in a consultation capacity.
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Stephanie Zamora is currently the Chief Human Resource Officer for Arrowhead Development Corporation & Long Plain First Nation. For over 15 years, she has held various positions within large, multi-disciplined, unionized workplaces, such as a Chief People & Culture Office, Vice President of Human Resources & Indigenous Initiatives and Director of Human Resources and Organization Development. She has been a leader in the development of diversity, equity and inclusion frameworks and various human resource strategic initiatives, organizational change initiatives and program development, and projects and partnerships.
Stephanie is a Dakota/Dene woman who holds a certificate of professional membership as a chartered member of the Canadian Professionals of Human Resources of Manitoba. In 2018 Stephanie was nominated as Executive of the Year with CPHR Manitoba.
Dedicated to continuous learning she is currently completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba with a double major in Labour Relations and Industrial Relations. She holds a Human Resource Management Diploma from the University of Manitoba as well as a Health Services Management and Leadership Diploma from Red River College
Stephanie is Chair for the Sayisi Dene Relocation Trust, a board member for Main Street Project, board member for Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association, a Council Member on the Indigenous Relations Council for the United Way of Winnipeg and a previous Board Member for Mount Carmel Clinic. Stephanie has been an active member of the Indigenous community for over 25 years volunteering at various Indigenous community organizations in both Winnipeg and Toronto.
It was our ancestors who told our people we need to understand our way and the western way to be able to survive as First Nations people. I am a Human Resources Professional with 13 plus years working on-reserve directly in Human Resources. I hold a Diploma in Human Resources Management and am a board member of CAHRMA – Canadian Aboriginal Human Resources Management Association. I have been directly involved with western ways of Governance, Operations, and HR Management. I have overseen several operational reviews, policy reviews and development, and am familiar with how the changing political landscape affects these systems. I am also walking my own journey of reconnecting with our traditional ways of being and doing. I understand the unique challenges First Nations face and the fulcrum of working in balance between western ways and traditional ways. I continue to try to find ways of de-colonizing our systems to include wahkotowin.