Born and raised in Treaty 9 Territory, Erin Corston is a member the Chapleau Cree First Nation and an elected Treaty Land Entitlement Trustee with the community. Following more than a decade in the public service, Erin shifted her professional career to Indigenous issues, focusing on key determinants of health such as housing, water, infrastructure, and environment.
Her current work with FNIGC is focused on advancing data sovereignty, primarily through the implementation of a national First Nations Data Governance Strategy. Erin believes strongly in First Nations’ ability to harness the power of their data to create sustainable change at the local level, where it matters most.
Erin volunteers her time as a Board Director with the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, lending her 20+ year experience working with First Nations nationally in policy and program development.