Wayne McKenzie is a notable figure in the Southern Métis Council of Saskatchewan. In the 2012 Métis Nation Saskatchewan election, he ran for president, securing the fourth position. Born in Regina, McKenzie's political involvement began during his time in a provincial corrections facility, leading to a diverse career in organizations like the Company of Young Canadians and the Native Projects Society. A key advocate for affordable housing in the early 1980s, McKenzie, alongside Jim Sinclair, secured $120,000 for housing needs. He played a crucial role in the recognition of Métis in the 1982 Constitution, witnessing constitutional negotiations in 1983. Wayne is also a founding member of Saskatchewan’s public sector Aboriginal Government Employees Network.