Adam Fiddler is a recent graduate Lakehead University law program in Thunder Bay. He was Chief of Sandy Lake First Nation from 2008-2012, and served on its Council for a total of 12 years.
During this time, he was Spokesperson of the Chiefs Political Group of the Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board, addressing the training, employment and economic development requirements of 24 First Nations. He was a founding member of the Coordinating Committee of the Northwest Ontario Broadband Expansion Initiative, providing direction and maximizing benefits in this $87 million project connecting 26 First Nations to high-speed fibre optic communications.
In 2013, Adam was appointed to the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, an Order-In-Council board mandated to provide policy and program advice to the federal government on Aboriginal economic development.
Adam is acutely aware of the unique challenges faced by First Nations in the remote north and firmly believes that economic development and the employment of young people is key to developing strong, independent self-sustaining communities. He believes this can and must be done while incorporating First Nation values.