Chief Ron Evans was the youngest person to be elected to Council of Norway House Cree Nation in 1980 and was a Council member for a total of eight years during the period of 1980-1996. Ron was first elected Chief in 1996, and was re-elected in 1998 and 2002, having served three terms as Chief.
In 2005, Ron was elected Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and was re-elected in 2008, serving two terms.
During his tenure as Grand Chief, Ron was committed to promoting unity amongst the 64 First Nations of Manitoba, strong governance, economic development and community infrastructure development. Ron led a historic electoral reform process to strengthen First Nation governance in Manitoba and was successful in leading this regional initiative into a national engagement process. As Grand Chief of AMC, Ron established a credible and stable political organization and his strong working relationship with the Federal and Provincial governments, the City of Winnipeg and the private sector has led to many successful negotiations for the benefit of First Nations in Manitoba.
Among other honours, Ron has received the Order of the Buffalo Hunt from the Province of Manitoba, the Golden Jubilee Medal from the Queen of England, and the CANDO Economic Development Award for the many economic development opportunities created under his leadership in NHCN. Ron also received an Honouring Heroes Award for his dedication and leadership to combatting trafficking in persons.
Ron was re-elected as Chief of NHCN in July of 2011. Ron is married to Betsy Evans. They have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.