Michelle Francis-DennyIndigenous Relations Manager, Bird Construction

    Michelle Francis-Denny comes from Pictou Landing First Nation, a small Mi’kmaw community located along the Northumberland Strait in Mik’ma’ki (Nova Scotia). Michelle’s background consists of more than 20 years working within her own community in areas of employment, training, and community development, as well as being the former point of contact for her own community, as the Liaison Manager for the Boat Harbour Remediation Project.

    Michelle has had the pleasure of working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations such as The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat, and Sobeys Inc. prior to joining the team at Bird Construction Ltd. Michelle is the Indigenous Relations Manager for the Atlantic Provinces at Bird Construction.  She is passionate about building meaningful relationships between industry professionals and the first peoples of this land. Michelle’s career focus is guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions call to action #92 – Economic Reconciliation.

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