Naomi Racette was recently named Executive Director of the NIB Trust Fund, effective June 1, 2020, after an extensive national search.
OTTAWA, ON – July 24, 2020 – Since its’ inception, the mission of the NIB Trust Fund has been to support communities, organizations, and individuals in making positive long-lasting changes and to provide meaningful opportunities that will positively affect the lives of First Nations and Métis people. Since 2016, Naomi Racette has held an integral role in helping the NIB Trust Fund provide support as Programs Officer, Programs Manager, and now with the support of the NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees, she will lead the organization as Executive Director.
Naomi Racette is bilingual and Cree/Métis from Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan. She has owned and operated several businesses internationally and has been director of operations in the environment and organics sector. Naomi received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Regina and spent several years internationally developing her client, professional, entrepreneurial, leadership and management skills.
Since joining the NIB Trust Fund, Naomi has helped contribute to the work of releasing $40.2M in funding across Canada and has helped over 3,500 beneficiaries attend post-secondary education and access traditional language and cultural programming services, particularly for Indian Residential School Survivors and their descendants.
The NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees is confident in her ability to lead the fund into new directions and lead staff in their missions to support First Nations and Métis individuals and groups across Canada as they reclaim their traditional languages and culture and revive traditional ways of life.
For more information about the NIB Trust Fund please visit www.nibtrust.ca
The NIB Trust Fund honours the traditional lands and homelands of all Indigenous Peoples and communities across Turtle Island, including the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit living both on and off-reserve, in rural and urban communities. The NIB Trust Fund acknowledges the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin People in the Ottawa area which is home to the NIB Trust Fund Satellite Office. The NIB Trust Fund also acknowledges and respects the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee people and is thankful to house the NIB Trust Fund Home Office on land belonging to the Mohawks of Akwesasne.
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Kylie Thompson, Communications Officer