EMRPC Appointment Process and Staff

The EMRPC is made up of five members supported by management and administrative staff. The staff support the board and carry out the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The EMRPC consists of five members, including the Chairperson:

TWO members are appointed by the Grand Council of the Cree of Eeyou Istchee (GCC(EI))/Cree Nation Government (CNG);
ONE member is appointed by Canada through the federal Minister of CIRNAC; and
ONE member is appointed by the federal Minister of environment under the Government of Nunavut (GN).

The Chairperson is nominated by consensus of the EMRPC members and is jointly approved by the federal Minister of CIRNAC, the GCC(EI)/CNG, and the GN.

The EMRWB staff is made up of 3 individuals: Interim Director, James O’Leary; and two administrative staff, whose skills are shared between all three of the EMR bodies: Administrative Assistant, Priscillia Wesley, and Accounting Administrator, Susan Esau.