Chief Peter CollinsFort William First Nation
Peter Collins is, currently serving his eighth term as the Chief of Fort William First Nation. He previously served 9 years as Regional Grand Chief of the Northern Superior Region and currently holds a Board position with the Union of Ontario Indians, Anishnawbek Nation. Chief Collins sits on the Board of Directors for Dilico and is the President of BLP-Bamkushwada, as well as the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law-Aboriginal Advisory Committee. A successful entrepreneur specializing in Heavy Equipment and Construction which has provided employment to the members of his First Nation with Mount McKay Heavy Equipment for over thirty years.
Chief Collins is a leader who works hard for his community and is focussed on advancing the First Nation through Economic Development and capacity building. With this dynamic vision, he wants to ensure that Fort William First Nation will position itself to be a leader in this area and to be a partner to other surrounding communities, businesses and organizations.
He believes strongly in the people of Fort William First Nation with a priority on taking care of the Elders and setting an example for the Youth. He speaks and promotes about the importance of education; whether it’s in a classroom setting or a skilled trade.
Chief Collins has been married for thirty-five years to Susan and is the proud father of six children and grandfather to eleven grandchildren and 3 great grand children. When he is not working or spending time with his beloved family, you can find him watching his favourite team the Toronto Maple Leafs or in the off season at a golf course near you ☺