THUNDER BAY — The Lakehead District School board will officially welcome a new trustee when it holds a virtual meeting late Tuesday afternoon.
Scottie Jonathan Wemigwans has been chosen to represent First Nations communiities.
Wemigwans won a special election conducted last week on Fort William First Nation.
In June 2019 the school board passed a resolution to work with the chiefs and councils of First Nations communities with whom it has signed an education service agreement, to appoint an Indigenous representative to the board.
Those First Nations determined that because the board resides on the traditional territory of FWFN, the first appointed trustee should come from that community.
Wemigwans and his wife Danielle have two children in the public school system.
He studied entrepreneurship and business accounting at Confederation College before moving on to Trent University to continue his education in business/finance.
Wemigwans' career has been in the finance field, including stints with various organizations.
He is currently the area financial controller for Days Inn.