Researcher/Facilitator, Robinson Huron Treaty Confederation
Cheryl Recollet has vast experience in environmental management. She has specialized experience in fostering meaningful environmental capacity development with our communities. Cheryl is currently employed as a Researcher/Facilitator for the Robinson Huron Treaty Confederation. Previously, she was the Senior Environmental Communications Analyst for the Chiefs of Ontario as well as the Field School Instructor for the Indigenous Environmental Keepers Program with Atikameksheng Anishinawbek. She also held the role of Director of Sustainable Development position for the Wahnapitae First Nation (WFN) and was the key point of contact for consultation and negotiation strategies with government and industry. Cheryl also coordinated the Taighwenini Technical and Environmental Services group, an environmental company housed under the Sustainable Development department of WFN. Cheryl is a proud member of WFN and has a broad range of experience related to First Nation natural resource management. She is well versed in Environmental Assessment, Land Use Planning, Indigenous Knowledge Integration, Water Management, Waste Diversion and Geospatial systems. She is experienced in training and facilitation and provides meaningful, fostered, genuine capacity development.
Cheryl is currently working toward completing her Executive Certificate in Indigenous Leadership, Management and Governance Excellence at the Banff Centre; a truly transformational program. Cheryl holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Environmental Assessment from McGill University, an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor and the Stitt Feld Handy Group, an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Geography and Anthropology (Laurentian University), a Certificate in Applied Geography (Laurentian University), as well as a Diploma in Native Lands Management (Cambrian College); a program that highlights the jurisdictional challenges often associated with First Nation land bases. Throughout her academic career, Cheryl has been fortunate to gain employment experience in varying capacities within First Nation communities and organizations in Canada.
In 2018, Cheryl was recognized by Northern Ontario Business as one of the Top “40 under 40” Young Leaders in Northern Ontario. Cheryl is the Founding President of the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle (AELC), an indigenous association that aims to highlight the strong stories of Environmental management amongst our communities. She has taught Eco-Based Land Use Planning in the Geography Department at Algoma University (2016). Cheryl is part of our global indigenous family in which she is actively involved in the International Association for Impact Assessment – Indigenous Community of Practice.