As I address you today as the Interim Executive Director of the Mi’gmawei Mawio’mi Secretariat (MMS), I am humbled to continue my journey with the MMS organization during this period of transition and growth. Having been part of the MMS for over 20 years, I am aware of the incredible talent, dedication, and achievements that define our team. It is an honour to work alongside such motivating individuals, and I am excited to continue our collective efforts to drive success and make a lasting impact.
For nearly two decades, the Secretariat has been entrusted with the vital task of carrying out the directions of the Leadership from our three communities: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg, and Listuguj. Our overarching goal has remained throughout the years—to work tirelessly for the betterment of the citizens of Gespe’gewa’gi.
We work hand in hand with the Leadership and our fellow citizens to ensure transparency, accountability, and most importantly, to fulfill the will of the people.
As we move forward, our organization will be guided by the priorities set by our Leadership. We recognize that if it is not a priority for them, it is not a priority for us. This principle will shape our strategies and actions, as we remain dedicated to serving the needs and aspirations of Gespe’gewa’gi.
I encourage and embrace an open, transparent relationship between the Secretariat, the Leadership, and our citizens. We are all united in our common purpose—to protect and promote the Mi’gmaq values and principles on our territory. Together, we can ensure that the voice of Gespe’gewa’gi is heard and respected.
I invite you to join us on this important journey. Your participation, support, and feedback will be invaluable as we work towards a future that upholds the rights, and recognition of Gespe’gewa’gi.
Thank you for your trust in the Mi’gmawei Mawio’mi Secretariat. I am excited to embark on this shared mission.
THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MMS