Toni Dumais is an Indigenous entrepreneur from Prophet River First Nation which is a Treaty 8 First Nation located in northeast BC. Toni has co-founded and helped to operate fabrication and mechanical construction companies within the service sector for the energy industry in Fort St. John for over 2 decades.
Toni is an Executive MBA graduate from Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business and is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Kihew FabCo Ltd, a 100% Indigenous-owned and operated fabrication and mechanical construction company which has established joint venture partnerships with both Blueberry River First Nation and MasTec Canada; a strategic alliance, meant to support Blueberry River First Nation’s member participation and their businesses on their traditional territory.
Toni sits on the management committee of the Kihew MasTec Joint Venture, and the Board of Directors for the Indigenous Manufacturing and Contracting Network as well as Sikanni River Outfitters.
Toni’s ongoing commitment to helping maximize opportunities for Indigenous peoples and entrepreneurs gain access to skills transfer, training, and business opportunities within the local industries has helped to support the growth of the socio-economic environment of the local communities while strategically aligning them and their members to opportunities.