Bios of Counsel of Grandparents

Carol Terry BA, BEd

Obishikokaang (Lac Suel)

Her parents: Mary Elsie Cromarty and John (Shabwaykeesic) Kenny raised the family on their traditional lands and waters of Lac Seul. Carol was birthed by a traditional midwife from the community. She attended Pelican Lake Residential School near Sioux Lookout, and Cecilia Jeffrey in Kenora. She is a graduate of Beaver Brae Secondary School, Kenora. As an adult learner, Carol has completed her BA through distance education from Lakehead University, and completed her Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University and Seven Generations. Carol is a strong believer of life-long learning. In the health field, Carol has been employed as a Program Manager for Health Canada, and as a Health Director for two different tribal councils in Sioux Lookout. Together with her husband Tom, they raised three children: Cal, Kanina and Jesse. They are now proud grandparents to: Jaylynn, Miaka, Tevai, Dolor and Miali. Tom and Carol are delighted to have all their children and grandchildren living in Sioux Lookout. The Terry family is passionate about being out on the land. They continue to travel the many waterways of north western Ontario by canoe, and in the winter months, by dog teams.

Albert Dumont

Spiritual Advisor

Algonquin, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

Since October 2016 Albert Dumont, known to all our relations as Oshki Noodin (New Wind), has been serving his community as one of 13 Elders on the Elders Advisory Committee of the Ministry of the Attorney General. He worked as Elder for the Parole Board of Canada at Elder Assisted Hearings from November 2013 to March 2017. He was employed by Correctional Services Canada for three years as a spiritual advisor for the Aboriginal men incarcerated at Millhaven Institution’s J Unit located near Kingston, Ontario. He is an activist, a volunteer and a poet who has published five books of poetry and short stories. In recognition for his work as an activist and volunteer on his ancestral lands (Ottawa and Region) Albert was presented with a Human Rights Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 2010. In January 2017, he received the DreamKEEPERS Citation for Outstanding Leadership. Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Aboriginal spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Aboriginal Peoples particularly those as they affect the young.