Sandra Jackson is a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation. She graduated from the University of Manitoba majoring in Economics. Sandra has over thirty years of experience working in the areas of community, economic, institutional and self-governance development with First Nations.
Prior to venturing into the business sector, Sandra held various positions with the Department of Indian Affairs. Her experience includes negotiating land claims, resettlement benefit agreements, multilateral funding arrangements and other business development agreements with governments and industry partners.
Sandra was the Federal Negotiator for the Northern Flood Agreement and was instrumental in the successful negotiation of agreements involving Canada, Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, and four northern Manitoba First Nations. She was the Federal Negotiator for Self-Government discussions that resulted in an agreement in principle among the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, the Province of Manitoba, and the Government of Canada.
Sandra continues to work with First Nations, Indigenous communities and their business organizations, governments and industry partners to establish relationships, build bridges and create opportunities for investment, employment, training, and business development.
Sandra has served as Chair of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and as a Board member of Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services. She is a member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Industry Advisory Group for First Peoples Development Inc.