DEPUTY GRAND CHIEF ALVIN FIDDLER
Alvin Fiddler was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and raised in Muskrat Dam First Nation. At thirteen, Alvin left his community to attend high school in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. He studied Business Management at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta.
In the early 1990s, Alvin helped his family establish a fly-in fishing and hunting camp in their traditional territory in Two Rivers. From 1990 to 1993, Alvin served as the first Executive Director of the Tommy Beardy Memorial Family Treatment Centre in Muskrat Dam First Nation with the goal of strengthening First Nation communities within the Sioux Lookout area by providing support and guidance to substance users and their families.
Alvin served as his community’s Deputy Chief from 1993 to 1998. He served as NAN’s Health Director from 1998 until he was first elected Deputy Grand Chief of NAN in 2003, a position he served until 2009.
Alvin joined the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2010 as Manager of Regional Liaisons and Ontario Regional Liaisons.
In 2012, Alvin was once again elected as Deputy Grand Chief of NAN. His current portfolios include health policy & planning, community health & wellness, women & youth development, and justice & policing.
Alvin lives in Thunder Bay with his wife Tesa and daughters Lynette and Allison.