Barry King has been working with the First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area since 1994. After Graduating from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Administration he began working with the Independent First Nation Alliance (IFNA) assisting member communities with economic development initiatives. Both Lac Seul First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwg are IFNA Member communities. From there he moved to the CIBC as Manager of Aboriginal Banking. After working in this capacity an opportunity from INAC was presented where he worked in the funding and education directorates. In 2013 he was offered a position with Lac Seul First Nation as manager of their newly constructed Events Centre. He has recently taken on the responsibilities of Manager of Business Operations where he oversees the operations of Band owned business and joint ventures. Barry resides in Sioux Lookout with his with and two teenage sons.