MARC MARACLE: A Mohawk from the Tyendinaga
Mohawk Territory Marc has been involved with First
Nations and Aboriginal issues over the course of his
20 year professional career. His initial background
was in architectural design and the preparation of
construction documents as well as in capital project
management. Marcís background also includes
community development; economic development;
program/project design, coordination and management;
program/project evaluation; negotiations for federal
transfers of program management; communications;
facilitation; conflict resolution; and, strategic
Marc has worked as a Consultant, as a Senior Policy
Advisor with the National Aboriginal Management
Board at Human Resources Development Canada and as
the Executive Director of the National Association
of Friendship Centres. Marc joined Gignul Housing as
the Executive Director in the spring of 2004.
Born and raised on the Wikwemikong Unceded
Reserve located on beautiful Manitoulin Island and
is of the Three Fires Confederacy tribe (Odawa,
Ojibway and Pottawatomi).
A background in Finance, Dolores has worked as Pay &
Benefits Supervisor with Baffin Regional Health
Board (Iqaluit, NU) from 1988-1994 and a Senior
Accounts Officer at James Bay General Hospital (Moosonee,
ON) from 1994-1997. In October 1997 she joined
Gignul Non Profit Housing Corporation and works as
Tenant Relations Officer.
A community minded individual Dolores has
volunteered her time since arriving to Ottawa
through such organizations as Odawa Native
Friendship Centre and Minwaashin Lodge. Her passion
has been working with the Ottawa Aboriginal Family
Festival Ė Children & Youth Pow Wow and Odawaís Food
for Friends Christmas Hamper Campaign.
I was born in and lived in Windsor, Ontario until
mid 1974, when I moved to Ottawa.
Over the past 31
years, I have worked as an accountant in the high
tech and non-profits sectors. In July 2005, I joined
Gignul as its new finance officer.
EVE LOUTTIT Is a Swampy Cree born in Ghost
River, raised in Kashechewan near James Bay in
Northern Ontario. She attended Moose Factory Public
School and Moosonee Education Centre in Moosonee,
Ontario. She came from a family of 20 which includes
2 adopted brothers.
She has been working with Aboriginal Organizations &
communities for the last 15 years. She worked as
Nurseís Aide, Medical Secretary for Weeneebakyo
Hospital in Moose Factory and also as a cashier for
Hudsonís Bay Co.
she worked for Aroostook Micmac Council in Presque
Isle, Maine. She worked as Basket Bank Assistant and
later got promoted to Economic Development
Coordinator, where she oversaw the Councilís
Basketry Enterprise and also assisted co-founding
1991-1992 worked as Clerical Assistant for
Television Northern Canada which this organization
is a sister to Inuit Broadcasting Corporation.
1995-2005 worked for Canadian Aboriginal AIDS
Network as Receptionist, Resource Librarian &
Administrator Assistant. Eve resides in Nepean,
Ontario sharing a home with some friends
Fraser - Maintenance Supervisor
Ken Fraser started with Gignul Housing in August
2015 and he brings over 25 years of experience
working in the housing construction industry. Right
out of high school he started out and throughout the
years his work included flooring work, roofing,
foundations, framing homes and property management.
He was also self employed for 14 years in the same
capacity. In his spare time Ken enjoys his music
attending concerts/music festivals and also loves to
Serrurier - Maintenance Assistant
Born and raised in East Ottawa and still resides in
Gord began his career working on the Rideau Centre
when it was first built. He went on to be a
Superintendent in a few highrise buildings, did
maintenance for the Catholic Diocese.
Has a son and daughter and two amazing grandsons.
Enjoys camping, biking and cooking.
Cruickshank - Tenant Relations Officer
Tony is a native Algonquin and a member of Golden
Lake First Nation. Raised in Arnprior to an adopted
family he was taught to be proud of his Indian
heritage and his family. His daughter, stepdaughter
and two grandchildren are a source of great pride to
With a background in Recreation, Employment and
Housing; Tony has spent the last 20 years working
with the regions youth, homeless and vulnerable
seniorís populations both on the reserve and here in
the nationís capital.
An avid Hunter Tony loves getting back to the
solitude of nature as he escapes to Algonquin park
and spends some quiet alone time watching for moose
or his next bigfoot sighting.
Howard - Accounting Clerk
Susan joined Gignul Housing in November 2015 as an
She assists the Finance Officer in the day to day
operations of the organization.