Our Board & Management

Black Lake Ventures has board of directors comprised of external members with expertise in various areas and leaders in the community.

Current Board Members

Victor Echodh, Community Board of Director/Chairperson

Victor has been on the board since the beginning of Black Lake Ventures. He is a former chief of BLFN 1999-2001. Victor now works as an addiction’s councillor and Elder’s advisory for Athabasca Health Authority. He wants Black Lake Ventures to be successful in the future with more economic prosperity and outcomes.

Magloire Broussie, Community Board of Director

Magloire has been in the mining industry for over 35 years. He has served two terms as councilor. Magloire and his wife have been married for 38 years and raised eight children. He enjoys fishing, hunting and likes to participate in sports. His vision for Black Lake Ventures is to see more business development growing for future generations.

John Toutsaint, Board of Director/Councillor

John holds the portfolios Health and Economic Development. His main focus is on suicide prevention for the youth to incorporate cultural lifestyles and teachings. His vision for Black Lake Ventures is to see more business development for the future and the wellbeing of the members.

Ambrose Boneleye, Board of Director/Councillor

Ambrose Boneleye has worked in the mining industry for 38 years with Thyssen, Miron, Cameco and various contractors. He has served two terms as Councillor for Black Lake First Nation. In 2020, Ambrose joined the Black Lake Ventures board, and his goal is to work together as a team towards one common vision for economic growth. Ambrose has been married for 35 years and has 4 children and 12 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing and skidooing.

Peter Gambin, Independent Board of Director

Peter joined the board of Black Lake Ventures in August 2017. He has almost 45 years experience working with First Nations people. For 29 years he worked in several First Nations Communities throughout Northern Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories as a Manager for The Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company. Since 2005 Peter has been employed by Peter Ballantyne Group of Companies where he has opened and managed their Petro Canada gas stations on Urban Reserves, in his current position of Managing Director he oversees the operations of their three locations.

10 years of Peter’s career was spent in the Athabasca, which has left him with many fond memories and a connection to the region. Elsie, his wife of 40 years, and their children are members of the Black Lake First Nation.

Terri-Lynn Beavereye, Executive Director

Terri-Lynn Beavereye has been working to improve the quality of life in her community for twenty-eight years.  Beginning her career as an elementary school teacher, Terri-Lynn taught many students, grades and subjects over the years and has also held a leadership role as principal in two northern schools.   She spent six years working for Service Canada at the Outreach Office, informing and providing federal programs and services to people in seven northern communities, as well as numerous volunteer positions in her community over the years.  Since 2013, Terri-Lynn has served as the Business Manager for BLV, overseeing the business ventures side on behalf of Chief and Council as well as administrative leadership. Terri-Lynn has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and enjoys cooking, hockey, recreation sporting events, family camping trips and visiting other countries, and is the mother of four adult boys.        

Vacant Independent Board Member