Chief and President Lorraine Augustine is a proud Mi’kmaq mother of two sons. Lorraine has lived off reserve all her life. She has previously served two terms as the Chief and President of the Native Council of Nova Scotia, and as the Executive Director of the Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start Program.
Chief Augustine has over 20 years of experience in economic development, business development, administration, negotiations, proposal development, human resources and political advocacy.
Chief Augustine has also participated on several Federal and Provincial Boards and Committees. She has made formal presentations to both levels of Government, including Standing Committees and Senate Committees.
Chief Augustine remains committed to devoting her energies to realize in practical terms the Rights of the Off-Reserve 91(24) Indians, Aboriginal/Mi’kmaq People as Rights Holders and Beneficiaries of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. Lorraine remains committed to expanding existing programs and services, and negotiate new ones with all levels of government to improve the social situation of the off-reserve forgotten Indian. Through reconciliation, we can advance the reality of our off-reserve Mi’kmaq People who continue on their Traditional Ancestral Homeland throughout Nova Scotia.