Dwight Dorey, M.A

As a Mi’kmaq born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dwight brings with him a wealth of expertise and passion for advocating on behalf of First Nation people.  He has devoted his life’s work to ensure that Aboriginals have equal access to employment opportunities.  Dwight has participated as a delegate at United Nation sessions on indigenous peoples, in treaty rights discussions and remains a strong promoter at the local, national and international levels.

Dwight’s experience includes working in such roles as National Chief and Chairman of the Board – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples for three consecutive terms and as Councillor for Millbrook First Nation.  Most recently, he worked as a Community Liaison Advisor at Encana Corporation where he acted as a voice for the Aboriginal community to provide strategic analysis and recommendations regarding the Deep Panuke Offshore project.

Mr. Dorey has been recognized nation-wide for his commitment to Aboriginal people, notably as a recipient of the Aboriginal Order of Canada.  He lectures across North America about treaty rights, self-government and business and cultural awareness.  Furthermore, Dorey has solidified his authority on these subjects as the author of the following publications: Aboriginal Self-Government for the Mi’kmaq People of Nova Scotia: Essential Features of a Workable ModelAboriginal Rights Litigation; and Legal Aspects of Aboriginal Business Development.

Dwight has joined NGAI as an Associate and will contribute his skills in leadership, negotiations, human resource development and stakeholder management.  Above all, his enthusiasm for learning and his ability to establish channels of communication between diverse groups will be invaluable to NGAI as he works to further the interests of our clients.