Ermineskin Cree Nation, AB
Maureen Ward-Caisse was born and raised in Maskwacis, AB and is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, which is one of the four First Nations in Maskwacis. Maureen holds a Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in 2007 and a Master’s of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 2021. Maureen is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI), which is the corporate division of Ermineskin Cree Nation. She has been with NGCI since 2013 and started as the VP of Operations until 2020. Maureen is proud of the business developments NGCI has accomplished in the past 10 years. More recently, the vision of NGCI is to become a leader in renewable energy in First Nation communities. This is becoming reality with the 1MW Sundancer Solar Farm, with plans to twin the solar farm to 2MW and another major solar project which will soon be announced publicly. Maureen is excited to learn more about the extensive areas of renewable energy and its rewards.