René JeddoreDirector of Training and Economic Development, Miawpukek First Nation

    René Jeddore is a member of the Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) Indian Band in Newfoundland and Labrador and has been working at the Band administration office since 1997.

    René is the Director of Training & Economic Development with Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services (MHMS), a 51% Indigenous-owned company in partnership with Horizon Maritime. MHMS is a marine company that owns and operates a polar-class ice breaker that serves many functions.  René has been working to partner MFN with various service providers. MFN has several signed MOUs, and René is working on several new agreements. He is also a member of MFN’s Major Projects committee, which has been negotiating relationships with wind energy and green hydrogen proponents across Takamkuk, the island of Newfoundland. This committee has successfully negotiated agreements with several proponents and continues discussions with others in this sector.

    In his spare time, René enjoys spending time with his wife, Siobhan, and two sons, Nicholas and Nathan, exploring Newfoundland, traveling afar, and at their cabin near Miawpukek First Nation.

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