First Nation Band Councils:
Alderville, Curve Lake and Hiawatha
Mary Lynch-Taylor’s experience includes managing the Education Department at Curve Lake First Nation, coordinating the First Nation Student Success Program for Ogemawahj Tribal Council, three years with the Education Unit at the Chiefs of Ontario, serving as First Nation school board trustee for two First Nations in the early 1990’s, and teaching at the college level (Fleming) thirty years ago.
Mary, a member of Curve Lake First Nation, has also completed contracts with the Chiefs of Ontario, the Assembly of First Nations, Ogemawahj Tribal Council and the Union of Ontario Indians, and with the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association. Her early career experience was with the federal government in Ottawa after graduating from Carleton University.
Mary, now retired, and her husband, Merritt Taylor, a retired Anishinabemowin teacher formerly with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, live in Curve Lake. Their daughter, Emma Taylor, is a lawyer with the Aboriginal Policy Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources who lives in Curve Lake with her husband Lionel Girard, who works for Scugog Island First Nation, along with their two sons. Mary and Merritt’s son, Dylan, a Funding Services Officer with Health Canada’s Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program, resides in Kanata.