As the Chief of the Abegweit First Nation, with great respect and humility, I am proud and honoured to be working for a range of dedicated and caring people in our strong Mi'kmaq community. I believe whole-heartedly in the community first, as a whole. The Abegweit First Nation community members are always the very heart of all that I do and I sincerely believe that this viewpoint and way of life is shared by each and every one working for and within the community. The happiness, health, wellness, prosperity, and positive opportunities for our families and greater community are always the primary focus when we look toward the future of our people.
We come from a resilient and proud history as Mi'kmaq people, rich in culture and tradition. As such, we are continuously looking toward a prosperous future that encompasses our traditions and cultural ways, while providing a contemporary context that allows all of our future generations to thrive and grow.
It may be obvious, but as a community, the people of Abegweit First Nation always come first. This is shown throughout our planning to ensure that everything we aim for and hope to achieve is for the benefit of the entire community and our collective prosperity.
We intend to enhance our community in a sustainable manner. Not only are we looking to develop economically and to create opportunities for our community, but we are implementing plans that will ensure that new developments and opportunities are created or provided for the long-term as we seek to become a truly self-sustaining community.
We know that our community can do this and that anything can be accomplished. Together, as a community and with our partners, we will create a thriving future for all Mi'kmaq people of Abegweit First Nation.