Shannin Metatawabin, CEO of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA), is Cree/Inninow from Fort Albany First Nation of the Mushkegowuk Nation. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and the Manager of Aboriginal Affairs and Sustainability with De Beers Canada.
Shannin defines himself as an economic development empowermentor that thrives on project management, organizational efficiency, business development, and community consultation. He has assisted over 300 businesses start-up and expansions, both urban and rural. His driving passion is to increase community capacity and sustainability for there to be ongoing prosperity for the next 7 generations.
Shannin holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Carleton University and an Aboriginal Economic Development certificate from the University of Waterloo. He and his wife Sienna, of the White Bear/Sakimay First Nations in Saskatchewan, reside in Ottawa with their four children.