Linda Kennard


Linda serves on the Elder’s Council for Lac des Milles Lacs First Nation and is the granddaughter of Chief Suzi, former chief of the Lac des Milles Lacs.


From 1985-1993, Linda was the owner/operator of Northwestern Timber Inc., a contract heavy equipment operator to Buchanan Forest Products and Weyerhaeuser. She then founded and managed the Wild Rose Art Gallery (1993-2002).

From 2003-2006, she was a program coordinator at the Atikokan Native Friendship Centre, Atikokan, ON. Linda then spent seven years as a program director with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong, a Treaty 3 First Nation funding and training organization in Kenora, Ontario. During this period, Linda was also a member of the Resources Management Advisory Committee (2003-2009).

Linda and her husband, Michael Fogg, are now the owner/ operators of the Sapawe Corner Diner & Motel, a hospitality institution in Northern Ontario.

Linda is nearing the completion of a series of Aboriginal Financial Management courses. She also completed Year 1 of Waterloo University’s Community Economic Development Program and completed a Business Administration Training program offered by BDO Dunwoody.