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Alvin Fiddler is a First Nations leader with a passionate commitment to Aboriginal treaty right and social justice advocacy. He lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario with his wife Tesa and their two daughters Lynette and Allison and his first language is Oji-Cree, which he speaks fluently.
For more than 20 years, Alvin has worked at the community and regional levels in management and leadership roles where he has advocated for survivors of residential school and sexual abuse. Alvin facilitated the Ralph Rowe Sexual Abuse Survivor Network, whose members represented more than ten First Nations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). He has extensive knowledge and practice in advocating and supporting hundred of victims and families of trauma ranging from suicide, homicide, sexual and physical abuse, drug and alcohol crises to the ongoing impacts of the residential school experience.
As a former Deputy Grand Chief of the NAN for six years, Alvin built strong ongoing relationships with the leadership, elders and community members of the 49 NAN member First Nations communities.