Our Chief

Chief & President Lorraine Augustine

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.

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024