Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini, is an Anishinaabe from Serpent River First Nation. He is of the Genozhe ndodem (Northern Pike Clan). He brings many years of political and policy expertise. A former Regional Chief of Ontario, Lake Huron Region Grand Chief and Vice Chair of the North Shore Tribal Council, he has served 15 years as an elected leader for First Nations and has handled various high-level policy files. He is hereditary to Chief Shingwauk, Wiindawtegowinini and Genebek, who signed the Robinson-Huron Treaty and the Manitoulin Treaty and were allies to the British Crown in the War of 1812.
Chief Day has been involved in various boards and committees; at both regional and national levels over the past two decades while remaining a strong grassroots visionary. With a background in Social Sciences, Business, Public Administration and Governance – he is a firm believer that education that is culturally rooted and is bridged into mainstream disciplines is essential to success. His most noted accomplishment was repatriating First Nation children back to his First Nation from mainstream foster care systems. He has been an energy policy leader, community developer and a tireless advocate for First Nation treaty rights.
Isadore Day’s main focus is on Nationhood rights and Sovereignty; and specifically, the improvement in First Nation health, social, and economic conditions of current and future generations. Isadore is emphatic that the Indian Act is colonial oppression and at the root of what must change in all First Nations – he vows to maintain and refine his life’s mission to be focused on reconstituting Indigenous Nations on Turtle Island.
Isadore Day is the former Chief of Serpent River First Nation and a former Ontario Regional Chief over the span of 15 years involved in First Nation leadership. He was the Chair of the Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs Committee on Health and established the AFN Task Force on Cannabis. He is now the Founder and CEO of Bimaadzwin, a consulting group focused on Nationhood, and an advocate for First Nation participation in the mainstream cannabis industry as a means to create long-term community prosperity and employment.
A former Chief of the Serpent River First Nation and former Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Ontario, he works with all levels of government and industry, as well as numerous associates to ensure the economic development and autonomy of First Nations. In addition to facilitating and building partnerships between First Nations, public and private entities, he seeks to develop opportunities in the clean energy sector, including a hydrogen transportation and industrial corridor in Northern Ontario.