Dan Kohoko is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation at Golden Lake in Ontario. Dan was elected as a Councillor to Pikwàkanagàn Council in March 2011. Prior to the election, Dan served as the Executive Director for Pikwàkanagàn First Nation for four years.
For over three decades, Dan has accumulated a great deal of experience working in both public and private sector organizations with over eighteen years at the executive level.
Between 1970 and 1982 Dan worked for several government departments in both headquarter and local offices. From 1982-1984 Dan worked as the Executive Director for the National Association of Friendship Centres. Following this position, Dan worked for eight years as a management consultant. His main clientele included First Nation Governments, the Government of Canada as well as other provincial governments.
In 1992, Dan signed on as one of three negotiators in the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn comprehensive claim to the Ottawa Valley. He then became the Director of Negotiations before leaving in 1996 to take on the responsibilities as Director of Special Projects for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; developing Cananda’s current specific claims policy and processes in collaboration and negotiation with AFN representatives.
Dan has also been active for over six years with the Ohwista Capital Corporation serving as both a Director and then President of the Board.
Dan brings his vast range of management and executive experience to his current position on the Pikwàkanagàn Council and as an Algonquin Negotiation Representative on the Algonquin Land Claim Negotiation Team.