Dr. Cathy Martin


Dr. Martin has a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Martin is currently an elected member of council for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government; and has previously served for three terms – two of those terms she was elected Chief Councillor. Dr. Martin is also a published author, who launched her latest publication: “STRENGTHENING CANADIAN INDIGENOUS RELATIONHIPS AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES” during the National Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa on June 24, 2019. Dr. Martin is employed as the Director of Structural Readiness for the First Nations Education Administrators Association.

Dr. Martin has a wealth of experience interacting at the grassroots level and various levels of government. Her diverse academic and career experiences, have brought her to utilize her skills from coast-to-coast, including the isolated northern Cree community of Chisasibi, and urban centers of Ottawa and Montreal. Dr. Martin was also the main writer/researcher for the development of the First Nations Health Directors Curriculum Manual for health directors of British Columbia. Her past professional career experiences include: speech-language pathologist, educator, director, entrepreneur, restorative justice, consultant, author, and advocacy for First Nation peoples on a variety of issues. Dr. Martin is a life-long philanthropist, whose most recent endeavor was establishing a homeless shelter within her home community of Listuguj through fund-raising efforts with the help of volunteers. She has made positive contributions to the well-being of Indigenous peoples, locally, regionally, and nationally.