Niilo Edwards

Niilo is the executive director of the First Nations Major Project Coalition and has been involved with the organization since its establishment in 2015. 

In this role his is responsible for the overall strategy, growth and technical services of the organization including the Coalition's work to support its members with project development opportunities He has also served in an advisory capacity to the First Nations Financial Management Board, one of the fiscal institutions created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. 

Niilo has worked directly with First Nations on long-term comprehensive community planning initiatives and policy development in general. Previously, Niilo served as an advisor to the Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples for 7 years, and currently serves on the University of Ottawa’s “Positive Energy” advisory council for Canadian energy policy.