John Sirois was a committee coordinator with UCUT and a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. He was among indigenous participants at the COP climate change conference in Paris.
He believes that it is time for us to come together as a people. We need to take action to limit carbon emissions.
Early Life and Education
Sirois grew up on a family farm in New Brunswick, Canada. He and his siblings were surrounded by a strong sense of community, where he learned to be grateful for the land and its resources.
He completed his bachelor’s degree at UMass Dartmouth and then a master’s at URI. After working in industry, he decided to pursue a career in academia.
As an advisor to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, he works to promote tribal self-governance and sovereignty. He has extensive experience in tribal communities, tribal lands, cultural revitalization, economic development and renewable energy project development.
Currently, John Sirois works as an Assistant Chemistry Professor at Mount Wachusett Community College. He has been teaching at MWCC for five years and plans to continue teaching at the school.
He holds a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a doctorate from Oregon State University. He has also completed a post-doctoral fellowship.
Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Matanuska-Susitna College. He moved back to Massachusetts to be closer to his family and teach at a college that was smaller.
Achievements and Honors
Sirois holds a degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist. He is a writer and educator in the intersections of psychology, spirituality and health.
He works with terminally ill children and their families, teaching them how to cope with stress and pain through meditation, stress management, and self-care. He has written books and articles.
Sirois is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. He was named to the Dean’s List for seven consecutive semesters.
John Sirois was a gentle and lovable guy. He was a regular fixture at Summerland’s Cafe Luna, chatting with his coffee buddies about global events of the day and local goings-on, like clockwork, on weekday mornings.
As Chairman of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, he has been committed to empowering Tribal Nations and bringing management, control and tenure back to these historic lands for Native peoples. Moreover, he has worked to educate tribal leaders about the federal government’s relationship with these historic lands.
In his professional career, he has a wide range of experiences in working with tribal communities, promoting their rights, rehabilitating their historic lands and developing renewable energy projects for the future. He has served as an advisor to federal, state and tribal governments on Indian law and policy and has been quoted in various publications.
John Sirois has an estimated net worth of $125-149K. He lives in a single family home located at 1469 Rio De Janeiro Ave.
Sirois has spent most of his life working in corporate management. He currently serves as a director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Cossette Communication Group and Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal.
He also owns a number of ventures that provide money and mentoring to nascent entrepreneurs. In Africa, he supplies money and guidance to promising technology businesses through his Enablis network; in Canada, he assists young tech startups through his private capital firm Telesystem.
His latest endeavor, Pangea, aims to help farmers consolidate their land and make it more productive. Critics have labeled it a “land-grabbing” scheme, but Sirois and his co-founder, farmer Serge Fortin, say it’s the future of farming.