Richard Nerysoo (he/him)
Richard has served in leadership roles for over 40 years. He presently serves the the community energy leader of Fort McPherson and as the President of Dinjii Zhih Solutions. He has most recently served as the Mayor of the Hamlet of Fort McPherson. Richard held various leadership roles in the NWT. Was a Member of the NWT Legislative Assembly for 16 years, where he served as Government Leader (Premier), held various cabinet portfolios, Speaker and chair or co-chaired standing and special committees. He served as the President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Chief and President of Nihtat Gwich’in Council. Richard served on development corporations and was a businessman. Richard served on national councils, committees and boards. He was a founding member of the Aboriginal Pipeline Group and Gwich’in Council International. He is married to Trina and has 8 children along with 7 grandchildren.