Chief Emily Whetung grew up in Curve Lake First Nation and left only long enough to pursue a higher education at Trent University and Osgoode Hall Law School. She practiced Real Estate Law in Peterborough for a decade before being elected as Chief of Curve Lake from 2019-2022. Chief Emily is passionate about the rights of First Nations people, ensuring her community has every opportunity to thrive and protecting the environment for all future generations, protection of Treaty Rights, finding ways to ensure economic advancements occur in sustainable manners, and building healthy relationships between First Nations and Canadians.
Chief Emily sits on the Anishinabek Nation Leadership Council and is currently Director of Indigenous Partnerships, Business Development. Recently, Chief Emily was the vice-chair to the Indigenous Advisory Council for Small Modular (Nuclear) Reactor Action Plan and a panel member for the Electrification and Energy Transition Panel in Ontario. She continues to use her expertise and knowledge to ensure that that voices of Indigenous people are heard and respected.