About Wagmatcook First Nation
The Wagmatcook Band Council is comprised of a Chief and eight councillors. Governance includes responsibility for the delivery of statutory programs and services to all community members and commercial operations and ventures.
The Chief and Council are guided by the Wagmatcook Financial Law which sets out an accountability framework for the financial management of the Nations assets. The Council are responsible for establishing a professional administration staff who are responsible for managing community assets and the delivery of programs and services in the community based on the standards set out in the Financial Law.
Chief and Council have maintained a decision making process which requires unanimous consent by all members on matters which impact the community. It may take longer to reach consensus on a matter, but all Council members are engaged in making decisions to benefit the community and its members.
Chief & Council
The Wagmatcook First Nation is governed by an elected Chief & Council that represents the everyday requirements of approximately 700 people that currently reside in Wagmatcook.
Elected Chief Norman Bernard, works with a council of 8 community members who were elected by Wagmatcook band members. The Chief & Council have regularly scheduled Council meetings every two weeks and discuss items that range from housing needs, by-law requirements to educational and economic development initiatives and support mechanisms that help to provide long term sustainable opportunities for community members.
Wagmatcook First Nation is rich in resources and knowledge of our traditional ways. We are a friendly and welcoming community for those who want to learn tradition and culture. Please visit us on your way to the Cabot Trail.
The following are the current elected members of Chief & Council: