Education Governance Initiative

Our education governance initiative supports Listuguj’s ongoing efforts to reclaim, control, and deliver education programs and services grounded in Mi’gmaw worldviews and concerns for the well-being and best interests of Listuguj learners, their families, and the community. 


Ensure Mi'gmaw worldviews, values, and protocols are part of education management structures.

Support Listuguj in owning their education.

What is Governance?

Governance is how leadership is operated and conducted; it is the exercise of authority, direction, and accountability to serve a purpose, with defined roles, relationships, and behavioural parameters for governing members.* 

Governance of First Nations schools also includes incorporation of the Nation's values, principles, and traditions in decision-making processes.* 

We are guided by the principle and practices of Ms't No'gmaq. Everything is related and connected. Ms't No'gmaq involves strengthening and building healthy relations with one another, land, waters, ancestors, and thinking ahead for those who are coming. 

Governance Team

The Education Governance Initiative is being undertaken by a team made up of LETE staff. The staff receives guidance on educational governance from the Listuguj Council of Mi'gmaq Educators (LCME), and advisory body to LETE.

The governance team includes:

Lorna Sook - Director
Tammy Barnaby - Associate Director
Melissa Drapeau - In-Community Post- Secondary Officer
Amy Chamberlin - Policy Associate
Kammy Vicaire - Communications & Engagement Manager
Hilary Barnaby - Technical Writer/Editor

Listuguj Council of Mi'gmaq Educators 

Darcy Gray 
Fred Metallic
Michael James Isaac

Education Governance Updates