Who we are

Indigenous-owned. Indigenous-led. The Warshield team is made up of experts who understand the objectives of Indigenous peoples, government, and industry. We are committed to working together to find solutions. We believe in meaningful engagement and consultation, and building partnerships that lead to measurable results for all parties.

Warshield’s team has experience in strategy, policy, negotiation, communications, consultation, and more. Each unique project requires its own unique Warshield team, made up of experts with the skills required to execute successfully.

Max Fineday

Warshield CEO, Partner

Max FineDay is a policy, communications, and government relations professional, and a citizen of the Sweetgrass First Nation in Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatchewan. With over a decade of experience working for Indigenous peoples, Max specializes in navigating governments, developing organizational capacity, and working with Indigenous communities to achieve their goals.

As CEO of Warshield, he is dedicated to advancing the rights of Indigenous communities through building partnerships with industry, civil society, and government.

Scott Hitchings

Warshield Vice President, Legal & Negotiations

JD, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
Master of Laws (LLM) Indigenous Commercial Law, University of Saskatchewan

Scott is a lawyer specializing in Indigenous rights and Indigenous business and commercial law, with years of experience working with Trust Agreements, Settlement Agreements, Specific Claims, and financing agreements. His Masters of Laws research and thesis focused on increasing access to capital for First Nations located on reserved lands. Prior to joining Warshield, Scott was the Legal Counsel for First Nations Bank of Canada and FNB Trust. As Warshield’s VP of Legal & Negotiations, Scott is dedicated to advancing the rights of Indigenous peoples with a specialized focus on wealth creation.

Tammy Oliver-Snook


BComm (Honours), Memorial University
Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Institute 

Tammy was born and raised in outport Newfoundland and Labrador where she learned entrepreneurship and love for the land first-hand. Her work experience spans multiple sectors, including banking, oil and gas, security, event planning, and program management, within both corporate and not-for-profit organizations. Staying true to her values, her pathway has brought her to working in the space of entrepreneurship, business development, strategic planning, facilitation and consulting. In addition to her work at Warshield, Tammy supports small businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Territories to co-create integrative solutions to achieve operational excellence. Tammy is always eager to expand her knowledge and get involved with the community.

Jennifer Laewetz


A member of George Gordon First Nation, Jennifer is a policy analyst and communications professional from Northern Saskatchewan. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a proficiency in Indigenous Governance. During her time at the U of S, she sat as a member on the anti-racism and anti-oppression committee helping to ensure an inclusive learning space for students. She is currently a Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies student at the University of Saskatchewan, worked in federal politics for five years and has many years of additional experience in the private sector. Jennifer is a huge advocate for self-determination and Indigenous policy across Canada. Jennifer believes that grassroots involvement is a pillar to a healthy community, having sat on various boards and volunteering in multiple capacities throughout her life.

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