Northwest Territories Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Minister of Infrastructure,
Wally Schumann was first elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in November 2015 representing the constituency of Hay River South. Mr. Schumann was born in Fort Smith and has lived in Hay River for the past 30 years. Trained as a Red Seal Certified Auto body Journeyperson, Mr. Schumann founded Poison Graphics, an auto body repair facility, which has become the largest sign manufacturing business in the NWT.
Prior to entering territorial politics, Mr. Schumann previously served as President and Vice-president of the Hay River Métis Government Council. During his time on Council, Mr. Schumann led a large-scale consultation to develop a community wellness contribution funding agreement with the GNWT.
Mr. Schumann was the director for the Hay River Chamber of Commerce, a member of the NWT Chamber of Mines Aboriginal Participation Committee and a Director for the NWT Manufacturer’s Association. Mr. Schumann also volunteered at Diamond Jenness High School dedicating time to mentor our future leaders by participating in cultural activities and attending weekly student council meetings
In his spare time, Mr. Schumann likes to go jet boating and spend time at the family cottage with his wife. Mr. Schumann was appointed Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment with the Government of the Northwest Territories on September 2, 2016.