Political Office of the Ontario Regional Chief

Ontario Regional Chief: RoseAnne Archibald

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, is a calm, respectful and heart centred leader, who has over 25 years of experience in First Nations politics.

RoseAnne has dedicated all of her adult life to serving and striving to create a better quality of life and future for First Nations people. She represents a generational change, bringing diplomacy and encouraging unity in the First Nations political system, while breaking down barriers since the start of her political career, having been the first woman and youngest: Chief for Taykwa Tagamou First Nation (1990), Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (1991), Grand Chief for Mushkegowuk Council (1994). She is also the First member of her community to complete a Master’s Degree.

After a ground-breaking career in political leadership that spanned 25 plus years, RoseAnne began a successful consulting business in 2009, providing advice and guidance to First Nations leaders, and organizations, specializing in negotiations, facilitation. Archibald holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Laurentian University and has been awarded the prestigious “Canada 125 medal” for having “made a significant contribution to Canada” through Aboriginal leadership. As Ontario Regional Chief, she remains dedicated to empowering women and youth in seeking community based solutions that encourage capacity-building, leadership development and resiliency.

Follow the Ontario Regional Chief on social media at the links below:

Welcome to my social media channels and I hope you find them interesting, informative and useful. My pages and sites are monitored regularly and comments left on any of my pages, feeds or walls, are reviewed for content.

My pages are intended to enhance our communication, provoke thought and call for action by First Nations citizens, leadership, and all Canadians in addressing injustices and advocate for First Nations interests.

I also encourage you to visit the contact page on the Chiefs of Ontario website where you can access email addresses to request more information from my office or send correspondence.

Rules of Participation:

You are welcome to post respectful, thoughtful, insightful and thought provoking comments on our social media feeds.

The Regional Chief’s office reserves the right to remove any posts or content that:

  • Provides the personal information of individuals
  • Promotes, perpetuates or fosters discrimination on the basis of race, creed, colour, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, nationality, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation
  • Is a personal attack on an individual or specific group
  • Is profane, defamatory or abusive
  • Is sexually explicit or links to content that is sexually explicit
  • Conducts or encourages illegal activity
  • Is commercial in nature and is attempting to advertise, promote or sell products or services of an individual or an individual business
  • Is for the purposes of promoting a candidate for municipal, provincial or federal election
  • May tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems
  • Violating privacy legislation, including discussion of items in closed session meetings
  • Promotes an individual religion or religious services
  • Dangerous links

Notwithstanding the criteria listed above, my office reserves the right to post, refuse to post, or remove, any content from its page at any time, without notice and to block repeat offenders, if necessary. The overall goal is to ensure that all parties participate online in a respectful, relevant way.


Wishing you Peace beyond all understanding,

RoseAnne Archibald
Ontario Regional Chief

ORC Office Staff List

Sherry Antone
Chief of Staff

Colleen Seary
Director of Policy (COVID-19 Initiatives)

Joyce Hunter
Policy Advisor

Samantha Lickers
Knowledge Translator

Rachel Arsenault

Felecia White
Communications Officer

Shelley Stacey
Executive Assistant to the Regional Chief

Vanessa Ominika
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff

Contact the Political Sector

Political Office
Taykwa Tagamou Nation
RR#2 Box 3310
Cochrane, ON P0L1C0
(705) 254-1477

Political Office – Media Inquiries:
Felecia White
Communications Officer
Office of the Ontario Regional Chief
(416) 597-1266
Toll-Free: 1-877-517-6527

Chiefs of Ontario – Media Inquiries:
Genna Benson
Communications Officer
(416) 597-1266
Toll-Free: 1-877-517-6527



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