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Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs: Assembly Elects New Co-Chair and Appoints New Leads

Press Release

April 21, 2022

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly) would like to congratulate and welcome Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley of We’koqma’q as their new Co-Chair.

On April 8, the Assembly called an election for the position of Co-Chair, and Chief Bernard-Daisley was the successful candidate to represent the Unama’ki communities as Assembly Co-Chair and is the first woman to hold this role.

“We are pleased to welcome Chief Bernard-Daisley as our new Co-Chair for the Assembly,” said Chief Sidney Peters, Assembly Co-Chair. “She has been an asset to the Assembly table and having her now, as my Co-Chair counterpart, is exciting for all of us.”

Chief Bernard-Daisley brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having served as a Councillor of the We’koqma’q Mi’kmaw Community for three terms, as President of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association and as Chief of her home community since 2020.

At this meeting, the Assembly also restructured their portfolio systems, appointing Co-Leads to a number of their portfolios.  This includes:

  • Chief Deborah Robinson and Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley – Children, Youth, Families, and Gender Diversity
  • Chief Wilbert Marshall and Chief Carol Potter – Culture, Heritage and Archaeology
  • Chief Bob Gloade – Economic Development and Benefits
  • Chief Leroy Denny and Chief Norman Bernard – Education
  • Chief Carol Potter and Chief Andrea Paul – Environment, Energy and Mines
  • Chief Gerald Toney and Chief Wilbert Marshall – Fisheries
  • Chief Deborah Robinson and Chief Norman Bernard – Governance
  • Chief Andrea Paul and Chief Leroy Denny – Health, Wellbeing and Elders
  • Chief Sidney Peters and Chief Wilbert Marshall – Housing and Infrastructure
  • Chief Sidney Peters and Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley – Justice
  • Chief Leroy Denny and Chief Gerald Toney – Natural Resources
  • Chief Leroy Denny and Chief Deborah Robinson – Social Assistance

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