William H. Flowers – LLB, Associate
Mr. Flowers has spent much of his 40-year career working with Aboriginal peoples in Canada. During the past 13 years he has been employed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) where he dedicated his time to working land claims, treaties and education in collaboration with First Nation and other governments throughout Atlantic Canada.
Bill has gained experience with federal and provincial governments in economic and community development. This has included assignments as an advisor on Aboriginal issues with Parks Canada and as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Privy Council Office in Ottawa where he focused on economic development and provided briefings to senior officials on key files such as mining, energy and forestry.
His volunteer experiences include his role as member of the advisory board of the Indigenous Program Council for Indigenous Leadership and Development at the Banff Centre for Management. In addition, Bill was the inaugural Chair of the Voisey’s Bay Environmental Management Board.
Bill began his career in the private sector as General Manager of Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative where he was instrumental in negotiating a joint venture for offshore fishing with foreign investors.
Bill holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and is a published author, with his work appearing in such publications as Gatherings and the Canadian Bar Association.
In 2005 then-premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Danny Williams, appointed Mr. Flowers as Deputy Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs; however, he chose to remain with AANDC. Bill, of Labrador Inuit descent, remains committed to the region and is looking forward to finding innovative ways to grow the economy through his role at NGAI.