On the last page of every issue of Industry West, we find a Saskatchewan business person or leader to answer our version of the Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust made the questionnaire famous, believing that 35 specific questions could reveal a person’s true nature. We grabbed this idea—you’ve probably seen it in Vanity Fair—and made our own version. The first five questions are ours, and then we ask our subject to pick their favourite Proust questions to answer.
Meet Guy Lonechild, CEO of First Nations Power Authority. Here’s what he had to say.
- Where are you from?
White Bear First Nation—Treaty #2 & #4 Territory
- Where did you attend school and what did you study?
Cape Breton University, Masters of Business Administration, Strategic Leadership and San Diego Golf Academy, Associates of Business in Golf Complex Operations Management
- What is your career history?
White Bear Golf Course, Tri-Link Resources, White Bear First Nations, Meyers Norris Penny, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Lonechild and Associates, First Nations Power Authority
- What’s the best piece of business or career advice you have or have been given?
“Go to school, get your education.” Being open to advice; observing; learning; can open new doors.
- What’s your favourite thing about Saskatchewan?
White Bear Lake Golf Course (Where it all began, working, playing, socializing, and learning about the game)
- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being on vacation with the family and waking up on a Saturday somewhere with a cup of coffee. Leah, Darian and I love travelling to US.
- What is your current state of mind?
Gratitude with a positive outlook on all opportunities.
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Probably would be to get into shape and play more hockey before it’s too late.
- Where would you most like to live?
Future: I would like to move to southern California in retirement years so that’s our long-term plans. Currently: Saskatoon is definitely a great place to live as it has almost everything a person needs to thrive.
- What do you most value in your friends?
Just being who they are is enough. I have to spend more time talking or reaching out to those I have met over the years.