Sherrylyn Sarazin was born in the summer of 1978; she comes from a long line of Chiefs/Master Wood Carver/Master Canoe-Builders/Hollywood Actors, and is a proud Mother of two. She held a variety of contract positions with the Algonquins of Pikwakanangan First Nation since she was 16, then in 2004 she graduated from Algonquin College’s Office Administration Executive program with a 3.48 GPA and continued working for the First Nation. She spent the last four years as Council’s Negotiations Assistant.
She is an active community member, some of her volunteer positions include; served as Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin Vice-President from 2011-12, and presently sits on the New Museum Committee (which aids in the efforts of the return of the Big Canoe), Algonquin Awareness Committee (which is a travelling visual exhibit celebrating Algonquin history which aids in cross-cultural education), participates (whenever possible) in Archaeological field visits. Her most recent charity work includes a successful Toy Drive for the children of Attawapiskat First Nation. She practices Algonquin culture and is an active Jingle Dress Dancer.
Some of her hobbies and interests include; attending & participating in Pow Wows, beadwork, seamstress, artist (through a variety of mediums), vermin-culture & permaculture, chicken farming, travelled the world, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming, kayak/canoeing, learning new skills, meeting and getting to know people.
Sherrylyn holds the Council portfolio for Lands, Estates, and Memberships, and is the Alternate for Public Works.