Background: Born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. Mohawk name is Tehoweesonte (Icicle). Worked for many years with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Speaks Mohawk language. Married to Collette Sunday and lives in the Upper Nicola First Nation. Has 4 kids and 4 Grand Children. He is the son of the late Mitchell Sunday who was a lifelong high steel ironworker and Elizabeth Sunday who teaches Mohawk at the Akwesasne Daycare. Vaughn grew up in the Snye part of Akwesasne.
Graduated from Queens University with a Masters degree in Public Administration 2018.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Native Studies – Trent University
Banff School of Advanced Management
27 years at Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as Director of Economic Development and Inter Governmental Liaison. 1985-2009, 2013-15
AFN – Sr Policy Analyst 2018
INAC – Sr Analyst 2009-2011
Brought a BMO to Akwesasne and assisted in start of on reserve mortgage program
Project lead Peacetree Mall (Strip Mall) Akwesasne
Co-lead Skakarati Subdivision Akwesasne 18 homes
Project lead – Ohwista Capital Corporation – Aboriginal Capital Corporation
Appointments to Boards and Committees
President – Akwesasne Mohawk Language program (AEDA) 2014-2019
Cando National President – 2006-2008, Vice President 2004-2006