Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Canada Border Services Agency
Law and Security Administration, 1996
Job description: facilitates partnerships with the community of Akwesasne and the Canada Border Services Agency to increase understanding and cooperation
Of note: has worked in law enforcement and restorative justice, educating hundreds on Aboriginal rights, needs and culture. Is a role model and advocate for Aboriginal rights.
In his own words: What inspires me is witnessing the positive change that can come from a negative situation and how it can change a person’s perceptions.
James Derek Marchand is a role model and an advocate for Aboriginal rights. Throughout his 21 year career, he has had a variety of positions in law enforcement and restorative justice, and has educated hundreds on Aboriginal rights, needs and culture. He has worked extensively with Aboriginal offenders, educating staff and the community about reintegration after incarceration. In James’ current position of Aboriginal Liaison Officer with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), he facilitates partnerships with the community of Akwesasne and the CBSA to increase understanding and co-operation.