Bellegarde appointed chair of First Nations Bank

Friday, April 5th, 2024 8:57am


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Former National Chief Perry Bellegarde and President and CEO of First Nations Bank of Canada Bill Lomax.

The First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) has announced that former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde has been appointed chairperson of its board of directors.

Bellegarde served two terms (2014 to 2021) as national chief, plus the remainder of the second term of his predecessor Shawn Atleo, who resigned early from the post.

Bellegarde is a member of Little Black Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. He served as the Tribal Chair for the Touchwood-File Hills-Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, as councillor and then chief of Little Black Bear First Nation and then of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (now Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations). He also served as Saskatchewan Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.

“At this time of great opportunity and expansion of the FNBC we are grateful to have Perry Bellegarde’s leadership as Chairperson of the Board,” said Bill Lomax, president and CEO of the FNBC.

“Mr. Bellegarde’s dynamic leadership of the Assembly of First Nations, and his work in business, law, and sustainable economic development will help steward the Bank in a period of tremendous growth,” Lomax continued.