Announcement of New Director for Ogwadeni:deo
September 6, 2018
Six Nations of the Grand River is pleased to announce Yeyatakenhas - Sue Doxtator, as the new
Director of Ogwadeni:deo, Child Protection Services, effective September 4, 2018. She is from
the bear clan and a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames with family connection to Six
Six Nations has recently been designated as a Children's Aid Society and it is with great
anticipation that Yeyatakenhas will provide the leadership and ability to deliver a community
Yeyatakenhas comes to Six Nations with rich experience in the Child Welfare field. She is a
graduate of Lambton College with an Early Childhood Education Diploma; Bachelor of
Education degree, Brock University; Bachelor of Social Work, Ryerson University and Master of
Social Work Degree, Wilfred Laurier University.
Throughout her 30 years of experience, she also developed curriculum and facilitated as a
professor at Mohawk College in the Native Community Care Program and at St. Clair College in
the Early Childhood Education Program, in addition to the Child Welfare experience as a Band
Representative for her First Nation and a staff at Mnaasged Child and Family Services.
Her most recent position has been with the London Family Court Clinic as Director of the First
Nations, Metis, Inuit and Cultural Diversity Coordination Team, responsible to support the atrisk
children, youth and families from various cultures in an effort to work collaboratively to
keep them out of the Justice and Child Welfare Systems.
We are pleased that Yeyatakenhas has accepted the position as Director and look forward to the
continued development of the community agency.
OGWADENI:DEO Commission Members
Erinn Monture, Ida Martin, Sandra Montour, Trudy Smith, Yvonne Hill, Mary Sandy
OGWADENI:DEO Working Group Members
Arliss Skye, Dayle Bomberry, Melba Thomas, Sherri-Lyn Hill Pierce, Lori Davis Hill, Sandy Porter, Barb General