Hon. Wally Schumann
Infrastructure, Industry, Tourism and Investments
Wally Schumann was elected to the 18 Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in November of 2015 representing the riding of Hay River South. Wally has lived in Hay River the past 30 years.
Wally was selected for Cabinet in the role of Minister of Transportation and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. Since September 2016 Minister Schumann became the Minister responsible for Industry, Tourism and Investment, Public Works and Services and Transportation. He became the first NWT Minister of Infrastructure on April 1, 2017.
Prior to territorial politics Minister Schumann served as President and Vice-President of the Hay River Metis Government Council. He was also a successful businessman.
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An active member of the Hay River community, Wally volunteers and represented Boards on
the Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Mines aboriginal Participation Committee and a
Director for the NWT Manufacturer’s Association.