Dr. Henry Lickers

Henry LickersDr. HENRY LICKERS
Elder, Environmental Science, Mohawk Council
New York, U.S.A

Henry Lickers is a member of Seneca Nation, Turtle Clan. He has been married for 45 years and has three grown children. He has been the Director of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Department of the Environment for the past 33 years and is now the Environmental Science Officer. During this time, he has been principle investigator on the EAGLE (Effects on Aboriginals in the Great Lakes Environment) Project and the Naturalized Knowledge Systems Project and the First Nation’s Community Health Indicators Project. All of these projects are investigating First Nations Environmental issues. He was also one of the contributors to the First Nation Environment Assessment Toolkit for Ontario, Chiefs of Ontario.



Some of his other commitments include:

  • Scientific Co-Chair, The Haudenosaunee Environmental Taskforce.
  • Vice President, Board of Director, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences.
  • Board of Director, Eastern Ontario Model Forest
  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest Scientist
  • Past Director Ontario Professional Foresters Association
  • Past Co-Chair of the COSEWIC Aboriginal Subcommittee
  • Past Member of the Science and Technology Advisory Council to Environment Canada
  • Past Board Member of the International Joint Commission, Science Advisory Board
  • Past Member of the Panel on Ecological Integrity of Canada’s National Parks.
  • Past Scientific Co-Chair, The Assembly of First Nations Environment Committee
  • Past Member, The Scientific Advisory Committee, Northern River Basin Study
  • Past Board Member, Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council.


  • State University of New York (Syracuse) and Environment Science & Forestry
  • Doctor of Science Degree May 2014
  • Thomas Symons Lecture, Trent University 2011
  • River Award, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environment Sciences 2011
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 2010
  • Sanford Fleming Metal, Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science 2008
  • Ross Silverside Forestry Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Forestry in Eastern Ontario, Eastern Ontario Model Forest, 2006.
  • Jean Woodsworth Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community and the Environment, Canadian Concerned Pensioners 2006.
  • Eco Hero Award, International Environmental Film and Video Festival for Community Environmental Service, 2004.
  • Honourary Director, Prevent Cancer Now 2004
  • Eagle Feather from the Assembly of First Nations for Environmental Efforts 1997.
  • Eco-Citizens Award from the Windsor Citizens Alliance 1986.