Phil Fontaine, Ojibway, 1944-
He completed an unprecedented three terms as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations before stepping down in 2009. In 1973, Fontaine was elected Chief of the Sagkeeng community for two consecutive terms. Upon completion of his mandate, he and his family moved to the Yukon Territory where he as the Regional Director General with the Canadian government. Fontaine was one of the Manitoba aboriginal leaders who opposed the Meech Lake Accord. Following his first term as National Chief, Fontaine was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission and helped resolve the land claim of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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