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Jay Shea

Jay Shea is James Bay Cree, Wolf Clan, and a member of Albany First Nation. Jay comes from a corporate background, with twenty years of experience in business development, client relations management, recruitment, and more. Since 2019, he has been passionately shaping policy and bylaws on the municipal level to positively impact the lives of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. It was also in 2019 when Jay founded the organization Odeiwin, an Indigenous-led, not-for-profit organization that supports Indigenous people through a combination of innovative programs and traditional ways of knowing. Odeiwin seeks to improve the education, employment, and socioeconomic gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities while ensuring a continued connection to community and culture. Through Odeiwin, and his other community-based work, Jay is on a mission to impact a million Indigenous lives in the next 40 years of his life.