Louis Maurice De Jaeger EMBA
Business entrepreneur, social activist, community advocate and President of the
Chilliwack Metis Association, Louis De Jaeger is two-spirited and currently teaches as a
Sessional Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack. Louis
also serves on several boards including Stó:lō Community Futures, UFV Senate
Committee on Indigenization and Chilliwack Healthier Community. Past boards include
Chilliwack Business Improvement Association and co-founder/past-President of the
Stó:lō Business Association. With a hospitality career that spans 35 years, the former
Restaurant Owner (Bravo Restaurant & Lounge) and 2015 Federal candidate for the
Liberal Party of Canada completed his Master’s in Business and Aboriginal Leadership
EMBA at Simon Fraser University with a certification in Aboriginal Governance from the
University of Arizona. Louis is a recipient of the RBC Entrepreneur Scholarship Award
for business and also holds a certification in Indigenous Historical Impact from the Stó:lō
Service Agency and Expanding Skills in Economic Development from the BC Economic
Louis ancestral families are Sinclair and Norquay, with many Metis family ties to the
Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade. His great-great-great Uncle was John Norquay, Manitoba’s
first Metis Premier.
Accolades include: 2016 Al McCacken award for Business Volunteer of the Year for BC
(Community Futures), 2015 Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Business of
the Year, 2012 Outstanding Achievement for Aboriginal Business in BC, and 3-time
winner Dining Excellence Award ~ Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.
Louis speaks about creating an economic eco-system that drives community
partnerships, supports entrepreneurial growth, and examines business based on one’s
‘worldview’ – profit vs prosperity in a changing business world.
Director of Elders-Ed Dandenault
I have been a member of the Chilliwack Métis association since 2014 and president from October, 2015-October 2017.
My great, great grandfather was Isadore Dumont Jr. He was Gabriel Dumonts oldest brother. During the battle of Duck Lake, Isadore and a Cree headman were killed by a NWMP interpreter. These were the opening shots of the 1885 resistance.
As President of the Chilliwack Metis Association my vision is to engage the membership in a common quest....
Together we will build a vibrant, self sustaining, family oriented Métis community and cultural center using Métis culture, education, social enterprise and strong family values as the building blocks.
United we can do this!
"Many hands make light work"
Vice-President & Director of Children and Families- Peter Lang
Secretary - Bryanna Pelletier
Treasurer- Annette Laboucane
Women's Representative - Sharon Quenneville
I am the Woman's Representative for the Chilliwack Metis Association.
I have been married for 27 years, to a retired Air force member.
I was born and raised in Northern AB and we moved here to Chilliwack, 13 years ago when Rick retired.
I'm a mother of two grown children. My daughter lives here in Chilliwack with her daughter. My son and his wife live in Strathmore, AB with their 7 year old son and 1 year old daughter.
I do after school care with special needs kids that are in foster care. I have been doing this for the past 8 years.
My hobbies are doing crafts, cooking and baking for my family and friends.
Director of Community Relations/ Director of Membership-Alena Goodman-Bear
Taanishi. I have served as Treasurer from 2013-2019 and now am honored to serve a fourth term as Director of Community Relations and Director of Membership. I have been an active member in the CMA since 2012 and feel very blessed to have met fellow Métis members who I now consider my family.
I am of Swampy Cree decent of northern Manitoba. Either my 4th great-grandfather or 5th great-uncle, Chief White Bear, was of Métis decent and eventually moved his family to the Red River Settlement. My 4th great-uncle, Jemmy Jock Bird, from another branch of my family married Chief Peguis's only daughter, Elizabeth. Some of our family ties include Bird, Monkman, Bear, Prince, and McLennan.
The Métis culture that has been all but lost and withstood such strife such adversity; we all have a story or are searching. I have a deep passion to help our Community grow and succeed. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your thoughts, feedback or concerns.
Michif Kishchitayimoohk (Metis Proud)
I look forward to meeting you!
Director at Large - Larry Goodman
I have worked in the forest industry all my life and have been retired, since 2012. I enjoy sports, hiking, travelling and fishing. I have been an active member of the CMA since 2012 and have been on the board since 2013. My roles on the CMA board include Vice-President and Member at Large. Some of our family ties include Bird, Monkman, Bear, Prince, and McLennan.
Director of Youth-Fergus Dalton
I joined the Chilliwack Métis Association in 2017, but I hope in my role as Director of Youth to bring our youth out of hiding and into our community to contribute to, learn, and live our culture. While I have only been with the CMA a short while, I have learned much about Métis culture in every aspect I can, notably through my experience in jigging, and continue to do everything I can to learn more. I believe that by engaging our youth in cultural activities, sport, and leadership we can pave the way for the leaders of tomorrow.