Mandy Gull-Masty is a member of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. She is the second woman elected Deputy Grand Chief, the first woman to be elected Grand Chief of the Cree Nation.
Mandy successfully pursued an educational path that included Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Sciences and another in Public Affairs and Policy Study from Concordia’s School of Community and Public Affairs. In addition, she has over 12 years of experience in administration and management, working for various Cree entities and organizations at both the local and regional levels.
First elected to public office in 2014, she served as Deputy Chief of her home community the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. She was instrumental in ensuring that mining explorations align with community concerns and environmental protection.
In July 2017, Mandy Gull-Masty was elected to a four-year term as Deputy Grand Chief and ViceChairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government. She was pleased to serve Eeyou Istchee in mandates that included Chairmanship of the Eeyou Land Use Planning Commission, Justice Committee Member, and leading the Cree-Quebec Table on Environment and Protected Areas.
On July 29, 2021, the Cree Nation elected Mandy Gull-Masty to a four-year term as the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Chairperson of the Cree Nation Government. She believes her four pillars are the foundation and the key to unlocking a healthy future for Eeyou Istchee: Cree Based Model for Governance and Financial Planning, Investment in the Cree language and Cultural Preservation, Protection of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Way of Life, and lastly Cree Mixed Economy.