Chief of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi
Davey is the second of six children of Annie and Charles Bobbish (former Chief of Chisasibi 1995-1998). Born on the island of Fort George in 1973, he was 6 years old when the community relocated from the island to the mainland now called Chisasibi.
Davey completed his high school studies in Amos, Quebec at the Polyvalente De la Forêt. He received his college degree from Cégep Saint-Laurent in Montreal (Administrative Technic). He started a Bachelors in Administration at UQAM, but has yet to complete.
Late 1996, after his education, he came home and started working for a local construction company in the finance department. He later became Chief Accountant and remained there for over five years. In 2002, he then moved on to the Cree Nation of Chisasibi to take on a new position, Director of Finance and Administration. Two years later in 2004, he became the Director General of Operations.
In 1998, at age 24, he was elected to the council of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi, reelected again in 2001. In 2002, he resigned from council to accept a salaried position within the organization. He was also holding the title of Treasurer for the Cree Nation of Chisasibi during his whole tenure. He remained with the organization until October 2011 when he decided to accept a new challenge at the regional level, Cree Nation Government as Deputy Director General. He moved to Nemaska, Quebec. He wasn’t there for long because he was elected Chief for the Cree Nation of Chisasibi in March 2012.
First elected in March 2012 to complete a five-year mandate that has already begun in 2010. He was re-elected in July 2015 for a fresh new five-year mandate. Another Chief and Council election is slated for 2020.
As Chief of Chisasibi, he sits on the board/council of the Grand Council of the Crees/Cree Nation Government. He is a member on the Executive Committee; membership includes Grand Chief, Deputy Grand Chief and 3 other members chosen by secret ballot by the 20 members of the board/council.
In addition, as Chief, he sits on the council of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government (EIJBRG). A new government that was created in 2014 that consist of Grand Chief, Deputy Grand Chief and 9 Chiefs of the Cree communities along with Mayors and councilors from the Jamesian communities situated within Eeyou Istchee. He is also a member on the Executive Committee.
Daisy House is presently serving her third term as Deputy Chief of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi, a post she has retained under three different chiefs. Her fluency in English, French and Cree enables her to communicate well and interact with the various entities with which the Cree Nation of Chisasibi conducts business. Her entire career has been focused on service to the community in the fields of education and politics.
Prior to being elected to her current position, she has worked as the Director of the local daycare, Student Affairs Technician, teacher and Student Life Animator and Academic Advisor. She has also served as the Youth Chief.
Daisy has also maintained an on-going commitment to her own education. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Heritage College, a Family Life Certificate from Concordia University and has a Bachelor of Education degree as well as certificates in Aboriginal Literacy and Education for First Nations and Inuit from McGill University.
In acknowledgement of her many accomplishments, Daisy has been the honored recipient of the Community Recognition Award.
In addition, Daisy is a member of the Cree/Quebec Judicial Advisory Committee, board member of the Chisasibi Eeyou Resource and Research Institute, the Allen “General” Neacappo Foundation, and Vice-President of the Chisasibi Business Development Group and Chisasibi Center Inc., subsidiaries of the CNC.
Apart from her myriad public duties, Daisy is also the wife of James Lameboy and the around hockey mom of their two sons Dominic and Logan.
Deputy Chief of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi