Six Nations of the Grand River
Ava Hill, Mohawk, Wolf Clan, was elected Chief of the 56th Elected Council of the Six Nations of the Grand River on November 16th, 2013. She was elected to a second term as the Chief on November 19th, 2016. Prior to her election as Chief, Ava served three terms as a Councillor.
Chief Hill was Six Nations representative as one of the Host First Nations for the 2015 Pan Am Games which were held in Toronto in July 2015, as well as the North American Indigenous Games, which were also held in Toronto in July 2017. She has also been active on international files attending the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the past few years.
Ava has extensive experience working with many First Nations and Aboriginal organizations locally, regionally and nationally. She served as the Executive Director of the Chiefs of Ontario Office, the Executive Assistant to a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and the Executive Assistant to the Co-Chair of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
Chief Hill currently represents the Chiefs of Ontario on the Ontario Provincial Government’s Cabinet Committee on Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion.
She has also dedicated many years as a member and volunteer for several agencies and committees both in major cities and in her home community.