Our Staff

Si vous avez besoin d’information ou si vous avez des questions en français, SVP contactez Catherine Fagan.

Crystal Cummings
MRP Coordinator

A member of the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, Crystal Cummings brings 30 years of experience working with First Nations, mainly in the area of program administration and community development support. Crystal is looking forward to assisting First Nations exercise their law-making powers as they pertain to Matrimonial Real Property.

kathy Kathy McCue
MRP Specialist – East (MB, ON, English QC & Atlantic Region)
(705) 927-5224
                                                                    Kathy McCue is a member of the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario. Kathy has over 30 years experience in various aspects of First Nation administration and governance. She maintains a strong commitment to community development and enjoys the opportunity to provide technical support that improves capacity and furthers the objectives of First Nation communities.

Shayne McDonald
MRP Specialist – West (NT, YK, BC, AB, SK)
Tel: (709) 882-2076
Cell: (709) 538-7971

sgmcdonald@mcdonaldwhite.com                                          Shayne McDonald is an indigenous lawyer with the Law Firm of McDonald White located on the Miawpukek Reserve at Conne River Newfoundland and Labrador. Shayne is a member of the Miawpukek First Nation which is a small Mi’kmaq community located in Newfoundland’s south west coast.

Shayne specializes in indigenous law and has been practicing since 1993. In addition to his work with McDonald White law firm, Shayne oversees Miawpukek’s Community Restorative Justice Department which includes a healing and sentencing circle program, family mediation, court worker program, alternate dispute resolution, a crime prevention program and community policing.

Catherine Fagan
Soutien Francophone

Tel: (514) 803-0623
                                        Catherine Fagan is a partner of Arbutus Law Group LLP based out of Montreal and is a member of the Inuit community of NunatuKavut in Labrador.  She works in both French and English.

She is a member of the Barreau du Québec, the Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador and the Law Society of Manitoba. She practises in the areas of Aboriginal law, constitutional law and environmental law. She works exclusively with Aboriginal clients to support their litigation, negotiation and governance needs.

Catherine works with Indigenous government to develop and draft community laws, and to plan and implement various community development and governance projects. She is particularly interested in working with communities to revitalize their traditional Indigenous laws and to incorporate them into modern legal structures.

Becky Wolfe
MRP Special Projects Officer

Becky Wolfe comes to COEMRP Special Projects from NALMA’s Land Use Planning Unit.  She came from a social service agency in Ottawa where she was Manager of Finance, Administration and Communications and also worked for many years in Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC) Brantford Business Centre in various roles including membership, lands, finance and administration. Becky has years of experience in administration, managing project budgeting, website maintenance, event planning, overseeing yearly audits and providing executive support. Becky has returned to her home community of Curve Lake First Nation after living and working in Ottawa for over 20.

 Lori Cummings
Administrative Support

Lori Cummings, a member of Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, brings 20+ years in Customer Service and Administrative Support to the team. Since 2012, she has been working in administrative roles for First Nations and First Nation organizations in Ontario and British Columbia. She recently obtained her Records and Information Management Certificate from Fleming College (2016).