David Seymour is a Mohawk from Akwesasne. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and another in Law, both from the University of Victoria. In 1980 John was a Canadian Crossroads International volunteer and had a placement in Botswana as a management advisor. In 1984 he became a director of M’akola Housing Society. He served as President from 1985 to 2006. John was a founding director of the BC Aboriginal Housing Management Association in 1997 and has been a director for all but three years returning to that position this year. Seymour was also the Aboriginal Director with the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association for 12 years, retiring from this position in April 2008. Currently John is Vice President of the M’akola Group of Societies; Past Director on the Aboriginal Housing Management Association of BC and Past President of the National Aboriginal Housing Association. When he is not volunteering in housing, Seymour works for the AANDC on the front lines as a Funding Services Officer. With his current portfolio he works with the Tsimshian First Nations and the Haida Nation doing community development. He is also an avid marathoner in his spare time and is involved in the Totem to Totem Haida Marathon Society.