Chris Skead

Chris Skead

Chris Skead

Chief | Wauzhushk Onigum Nation

Chief Chris Skead of Wauzhushk Onigum Nation has been leading his community as the elected Chief since 2013, with prior experience on Council from 2011-2013. Chief Skead understands the significance of developing successful businesses on-reserve to support community programming, and The Reef Store by the Lake has been a highly successful business along with the other Wauzhushk Onigum businesses of Devil’s Gap Marina, Golden Eagle Bingo Hall, Bare Point Marina and RV Park, and future business developments in progress. The Reef Store is supported by members of Wauzhushk Onigum, local municipalities, and other communities in Treaty #3.  Chief Skead is the President of Anishinabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council, Executive Chief for Kenora Chiefs Advisory as well as Secretary Treasurer, is a Corporate Member for Anishinaabe Abinoonji Child Family Services, and he sits on the Cultural Chiefs Committee for Grand Council Treaty #3. Chief Skead is committed to reconciliation through building community partnerships with other businesses and organizations, improving economic and social determinants for his community members, and promoting business development to increase funding sources for his community to tap into.