Gaston Cooper, Director

Mr. Cooper holds a high school diploma from the Cree School Board. Mr. Cooper was elected Chief of the Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou in August 2023. From 2018 to 2023, he held the positions of Executive Director and Communications Officer with the Cree Native Arts and Crafts Association in Oujé-Bougoumou. He also worked as Communications Officer for Air Creebec inc. from 2014 to 2018, and for the Cree Aanischaaukamikw Cultural Institute from 2012 to 2014. From 2008 to 2010, he held the position of Sector Officer for Forestry and Tourism in the Human Resources Department of the Cree Nation Government.

Mr. Cooper currently serves as a member of the Oujé-Bougoumou Boards of Directors and represents them on the Boards of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the James Bay Eeyou Corporation.

He was named a member of the SDBJ Board of Directors on October 25, 2023