James (Junior) Denny
James Denny is an indigenous man from the Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation near Miramichi New Brunswick. Eel Ground is a small community with an approximate population of 1000 members.
Mr. Denny has had experience within the political arena although exclusively at the grassroots/community level having served as an elected representative for that community. This entrance into provincial politics is a new and exciting challenge for Mr. Denny and one that he hopes will add valuable experience to his list of accomplishments.
Mr. Denny has held a number of administrative positions over the years including work in the areas of Economic and Human Resource Development, Program Development and Management and Office Management. These experiences have made Mr. Denny a very well rounded and knowledgeable individual who has a passion for helping others to achieve their goals and desires.
Mr. Denny is currently employed with Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated (MTI) as a community liaison. MTI is a political organization consisting of Mi’kmaq chiefs representing all of the Mi’kmaq bands in New Brunswick. This organization is the lead on matters pertaining to all aspects of politics and community development for each of the member bands.
Outside of Mr. Denny’s professional life he enjoys being active in and around the local service district. He has been the past president of the local Toastmasters International club and is also active in the Northumberland Lodge No. 17 F&AM, a member of the Moncton Valley Scottish Rite and Shriners International. All of these organizations serve to help individuals from all walks of life to improve and strengthen themselves.