|Manito Ahbee Board of Governers|
Sharon Redsky - Co-Chair
Sharon Redsky, is resident of Winnipeg and First Nation’s member of Shoal Lake #40. Sharon is a proud mother of little girl and currently is employed at Ma Mawi. She is an active member of the Winnipeg urban Aboriginal community. Sharon is a board member of Eyaa-keen, Circle of Life Thunderbird House and Board of Governors with The Manito Ahbeee Festival, Inc.
David Dandeneau - Co-Chair
David A. Dandeneau was born and raised in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. He received his BA and his certificate of Education from the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface. He recently retired as Director of Development of this same University in the fall of 2006. He is proud of his Métis roots and is co-founder and past Chair of the Elzéar-Goulet Local, the only French-speaking Métis Local under the governance of the MMF. While working as Director of Development he helped establish the Métis Student Association at the University. He established, with the help of the MMF, the Neil Gaudry Endowment Fund, a Bursary and Scholarship Fund for Métis Students. The Endowment Fund has surpassed the one million dollars mark.
David is also involved in many community organizations. He is presently Chair of the Board of Manitoba Film & Music, member of the Board of Heritage Winnipeg, President of the Saint-Boniface Development Corporation, Chair of the Youville Diabetes Centre, founder & President of Héritage Saint-Boniface and is actively involved in the Festival du Voyageur as past Official Voyageur. He is presently working as Vice-President of Development of IDFusion Software, an Aboriginal IT company and Business Manager for MJAnne Couture, an Aboriginal women’s clothing design and manufacturing company based in Winnipeg. He is proud to serve on the Board of Manito Ahbee Festival Inc.
Married to Huguette Mulaire, they have four children, Christian, Stéphane, Marie-Josée and Andréanne and two grandchildren, Amélie and Justin.
Alan Greyeyes - Board Member
Alan Greyeyes is member of the Peguis First Nation and works full time as the Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator for Manitoba Music.
Alan is the vice-chairperson for the Manito Ahbee Festival, chairperson for Aboriginal Music Manitoba, and a member of the National Advisory Board for the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, which is Canada’s national funding agency for the music industry.
Please visit the following websites for more information about the organizations and projects that Alan is involved with:
Leo Dufault - Board Member
Léo Dufault is a Franco-Manitoban Métis with 39 years of radio, television and film experience. He has produced four music discs and dozens of documentaries for television / radio and has served on the boards of Manitoba Film and Music, the Manitoba Film Classification Board and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Léo has also programmed film events, reviewed movies for public radio and television, and attended cinéma festivals, such as Cannes, as a buyer, critic and film buff.
He speaks English, French, lives in Saint. Boniface and loves cats.
Ry Moran - Board Member
Ry Moran is an entrepreneur, business owner, event planner and Aboriginal language advocate. Moran wears many hats, the combination of which has garnered him significant media attention and awards including a National Aboriginal Role Model Award in 2008 and a First Tracks Music Video Award in 2009.
Ry lives in Winnipeg, MB with his wife, Amy, and their beautiful baby
girl, Piper. He is an MBA candidate at the University of Victoria.
Phil Fontaine - Board Member
Phil Fontaine is a Special Advisor of the Royal Bank of Canada and Ogilvy Renault/Norton Rose. He serves as a director for numerous private and public companies including Next Alternative Inc., One Earth Farms Corp. and Avalon Rare Metals. Mr. Fontaine served as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for three terms. He is a Member of Order of Manitoba and was awarded the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1996 and the Equitas Human Rights Education Award in 2010.