Marvin Pelletier is the Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Maawandoon Inc. His experience bringing indigenous and business communities together results in new resource development and renewable energy projects that deliver enhanced prosperity for communities.
He has extensive knowledge and expertise in negotiating funding agreements, fiscal management, and on-reserve economic planning and development. His career involves a strong background in engagement services, capacity building, strategic planning as well as project development and management.
Marvin has developed a community-based approach to stakeholder relations and management with Indigenous leadership and communities, as well as both levels of government and industry associations. Marvin also possesses specific working knowledge for on-reserve legislative, regulatory, and policy context for resource-based projects.
Since 1997, he has held various positions with Fort William First Nation, including the Band Manager and General Manager for Fort William Economic Development Corp. He was also Vice President of Stakeholder Relations for Gilead Power Corporation, and their renewable energy projects across Ontario.
In 2008, he became the Principal of mPower North. Marvin Pelletier currently oversees an independent engagement team on the Next Bridge East West Tie Transmission Project in Northern Ontario, and counts associations such as the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) as previous clients.
Marvin has also worked closely with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to provide strategic advice for the review of Indian Mining Regulations.