October 16, 2015

Marvin Pelletier

Marvin Pelletier

Marvin Pelletier is a member of Fort William First Nation. Marvin has worked as Band Manger for his community and General Manager of Fort William First Nation Economic Development Corporation which has done numerous on-reserve projects (corporate park) and industrial subdivision (Bowater Sawmill) under the First Nation Commercial Industrial Development Act (FNCIDA). Marvin has decades of experience in business planning, project development and property management both on and off reserve. He also oversaw engineering and environmental services with the joint ventures he created with Fort William First Nation. He was the key informant for the Thunder Bay/Fort William First Nation’s Mining Readiness Strategy: Integrated Regional Economic Development Plan that entailed regional scoping of mineral and mining opportunities. He was also Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement for Gilead Power Corporation with renewable energy projects across Ontario engaging with First Nations, prior to launching his mPower North, a consulting firm specializing in Aboriginal business development. Since then, mPower North has merged into ICE.


Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Ontario Power Authority
  • Certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer
  • Member of the Prospectors & Developers Association
  • Member of the Ontario Waterpower Association
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Native Development Officers

Fields of Competence

  • Community engagement, negotiations and partnership development, strategic planning, project development and management, major capital project negotiations and agreements as well as legislation, policy, and program development.
  • Marvin is also an expert on constitutional duties of the Crown related to consultation and accommodation.  In addition, he has developed capacity building programs for Aboriginal communities and Traditional Knowledge initiatives.

Industry Sectors

  • Mineral and Mining
  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Biomass
  • Renewable Energy
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Economic Development
  • Remote Infrastructure