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ABOUT CHIEF GLENN HUDSON









Chief Glenn Hudson is currently the elected Chief of the Peguis First Nation, Manitoba's largest First Nation community of approximately 10,000 members of Ojibway and Cree descent. Born and raised in the community of Peguis, Chief Hudson is supported by and gains strength from his loving wife Sharon, son Glenn Jr., daughter Juanita and beautiful grand-daughter’s Meena and Emma and Mother Joan and Father Alex.

First elected in 2007, Chief Hudson's leadership skills provided him with the honor of being re-elected in 2009, 2011 and 2013 for two-year terms as the Chief of Peguis. Chief Glenn Hudson also stands as the Chair of the Treaty One Organization, Chairman of the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council, Executive Member of the Southern Chiefs Organization, Board Member of the Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation and Manitoba Indian Cultural Education Centre.

In 1997, Chief Hudson graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (B.S.I.E.). Educated and empowered, Chief Hudson's mandate has been focused on guiding his people through the processes of education and the creation of self-sufficiency through economic development opportunities with sustainable business practices. Through positive and progressive leadership, Chief Hudson's vision is to develop economic development partnerships between the Peguis First Nation and the diverse potential beyond the reserve system, while engaging in the protection and enhancement of First Nation Treaty Rights.

Chief Glenn Hudson has been instrumental in achieving economic development opportunities within Manitoba, Canada, The United States and in China. In the pursuit of maximizing business relations, Chief Hudson acknowledges the importance of Peguis and all First Nations in creating self-sufficiency and decreasing dependency on the federal government contribution agreements. Chief Hudson has been an active voice in holding the provincial and federal governments accountable for the sharing in our natural resources and minerals. As part of a coalition in 2009, Chief Hudson lobbied the office of the U.S. President Elect in Washington D.C. to honor the rights of First Nations people.

In 2009, Chief Hudson and the Peguis Council under the direction of the membership and community made history when they accepted a settlement from the Federal Government of Canada for $126 million dollars for the 1907 illegal surrender of their traditional land, St. Peter`s reserve. The true nature of democracy as well as cultural and self-preservation is a life enlightening lesson Chief Hudson wishes to instill during his time as a leader, mentor, and Chief of the Peguis First Nation.