Delbert Riley is a Canadian First Nations leader of Chippewa background. He was chief of the National Indian Brotherhood (known today as the Assembly of First Nations) from 1980 to 1982.

Delbert Riley
Chief of the National Indian Brotherhood
In office
Preceded byNoel Starblanket
Succeeded byDavid Ahenakew
Personal details
BornChippewas of the Thames First Nation 42, Ontario, Ontario

He is originally from the Chippewas of the Thames near St. Thomas, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario.

Delbert Riley also presided over the Union of Ontario Indians.[1]


  1. ^ Schmalz, Peter S. (1991). The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario. p. 253. ISBN 0802067786. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

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