Recognized as a strong people leader and public servant, Dave Lamouche serves as President of the Metis Settlement General Council (MSGC). After serving his Settlement community for more than 20 years as a local elected council member for the Gift Lake Metis Settlement, Dave was elected to President of MSGC in November 2022.
Through his professional career as an entrepreneur and business owner across diverse industries – from retail to oil and gas to logging to trucking, Dave has maintained a reputation as a strong communicator, an analytical leader, and a hard worker – all guided by his strong sense of integrity, transparency, fairness, and commitment to doing good for people.
He is a firm believer in equality and access to education and health care where he had brought his skills to work with Northlands School Division community engagement team and once sat as a Board member of The Peace Country Health Authority. He also believes in entrepreneurship and opportunity creation and has served the community on projects related to resource development and energy.
Fluent in both Cree and English, Dave has been able to use those language skills and to maximize his post-secondary education in business management to help negotiate positive outcomes for his Settlement over the years, and to clearly communicate with those he represented in his leadership role.
Dave lives with his wife in the Gift Lake Settlement and divides his time between his home there and Edmonton in his role as President. In the past, he volunteered much of his time coaching minor hockey and baseball, he is also known to don on the equipment occasionally still today.