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Mikmaq Leader Reappointed to Human Rights Commission


Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nation has been reappointed as a commissioner of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Ms. Paul had been a commissioner since 2013. As chief of the Pictou Landing First Nation she acts as the band’s spokesperson, chairs the council meetings and oversees the band’s finances. She has also taught Mi’kmaq in the local community school. Prior to teaching, Ms. Paul was a student counsellor and worked with both youth and adults in her community. She lives in Pictou Landing with her husband and two children.

“Chief Paul has demonstrated leadership in her community, the province and the region, and an exceptional passion and enthusiasm for community development and social justice,” said Christine Hanson, director and CEO of the Human Rights Commission.

“Ï am so pleased that she has chosen to reoffer and has been appointed for another term. Her contribution to the important work of the commission is a valued and important one.”

Commissioners are appointed by an executive order of Executive Council. Commissioner responsibilities are described within the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. They include responsibility for the strategic direction of the commission as well as for making decisions on human rights issues including referrals of complaints to boards of inquiry. There are 10 sitting commissioners.

For more information on the Human Rights Commission, go to http://humanrights.novascotia.ca.


FOR BROACAST USE
     
     Chief Andrea Paul of the Pictou Landing First Nation has

been reappointed as a commissioner of the Nova Scotia Human

Rights Commission.
     
     Ms. Paul had been a commissioner since 2013.

     She has also taught Mi’kmaq in the local community school

and worked with both youth and adults in her community.

     Commissioners provide the strategic direction of the

commission, make decisions on human rights issues including

referrals of complaints to boards of inquiry.

     There are 10 sitting commissioners.

Source: Release

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