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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

Maurice Switzer


Principal, Nimkii Communications

Maurice Switzer, Bnesi, is a citizen of the Missisaugas of Alderville First Nation. He lives in North Bay where he is the principal of Nimkii Communications, a public education practice with a focus on the Treaty Relationship. 

Maurice is a board member of the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, an adjunct professor with the University of Sudbury's faculty of Indigenous Studies, and a current appointee to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

He was the first Indigenous student to attend Trent University, the first Indigenous publisher of a Canadian daily newspaper, and served as communications director for the Assembly of First Nations and Union of Ontario Indians.