Chris Maracle

Chris Maracle is the former Director of Housing, Parks and Band property Maintenance for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, which is located between Kingston and Toronto in South Eastern Ontario. Chris formed an innovative team having built more than 70 R-2000 homes over the past 15 years. Their projects and programs have received 17 Provincial and National awards which include Canada’s 2003 Affordable Housing Award, Canada’s Energy Efficiency Awards and most recently the 2004 R-2000 Most Sustainable Design and the 2004 Canadian Cement Association Most Energy Efficient Home. Chris was selected as the 2003 R-2000 Hall of Fame recipient in the Builder category for his efforts in leading the R-2000 program in Tyendinaga and the 2004 Time Canada Energy Efficiency Ambassador Award which recognizes groups or individuals who have made significant contributions to energy efficiency initiatives. Chris is currently providing consulting and special advisory services to I.N.A.C. to promote market based housing and better housing management practices within First Nations communities.