Margaret Kenequanash

Wataynikaneyap Power

Margaret Kenequanash is the Chairperson for Wataynikaneyap Power (translation- Line that brings light) a First Nation led Transmission Company, whose 20First Nations recently signed a partnership agreement with Fortis Ontario andRES Canada to bring grid connection to the remote First Nations currentlypowered by diesel generators. Margaret has been the Executive Director of theShibogama First Nations Council since 2005. Margaret received the “Executive of the Year” award at theNishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) Business Awards in 2008. Prior tojoining Shibogama, Margaret obtained her post-secondary education in business,notably achieving and receiving an Academic Honour Roll award.  Margaret has a vast   wealth of knowledge gleaned over the past 20years in various high level positions, including being on the Sioux LookoutMunicipal Council from 1990-94. Margaret carries the distinction of being thefirst female Chief in her northern home community at North Caribou Lake FirstNation when she was elected in 1996.