Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Appoints Acting Executive Director

by Tammy MacDonald

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Appoints Acting Executive Director

On behalf of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Junior Gould announced the appointment of Lori St. Onge as the Acting Executive Director for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.  Ms. St. Onge will continue in her role as the Director of Indigenous Justice and will take on the Acting Executive Director position on June 8, 2020.

Background/Bio

Working as the MCPEI Director of Indigenous Justice for the past 12 years, Lori St. Onge has worked closely with the Abegweit and in Lennox Island First Nations, the provincial and federal government and non-government agencies to develop a robust justice program providing support to Indigenous individuals and communities.  Since joining the Confederacy, Lori has become a respected leader and a sought-after speaker on Indigenous justice matters.  With over 17 years of senior management experience, she is enthusiastic about working as an Acting Executive Director with the Confederacy as it combines her passion for community with the organizational and leadership skills she has gained through her education and professional experience.  Lori sits on numerous provincial and national committees and boards.

Lori has a Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma in Public Administration and has experience managing multi-faceted programs. She also holds certificates in human resource management, conflict resolution and community leadership and has significant experience working with diverse groups of people. Lori brings her boundless energy, wealth of experience, and her ability to forge partnerships to the role of Acting Executive Director.  As a proud Mi’kmaq and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation, Lori understands the strengths and challenges facing Mi’kmaq and Indigenous People across PEI.  She has a vision to make the Confederacy a place where all Mi’kmaq and Indigenous People feel welcomed, supported and valued.

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