The Board Welcomes Its Newest Member – Darlene Bernard

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board is pleased to welcome Darlene Bernard, Former Chief of Lennox Island First Nation, who was appointed to the Board in June 2015.

Darlene Bernard believes that building positive, mutually beneficial relationships governed by respectfulness, true consultation and dialogue are key to the wellbeing and development of individuals and communities.


She served as Chief of the Lennox Island First Nation, a small Mi’kmaq community located just off the north shore of Prince Edward Island, from 2001 until 2013. Before her time in politics Darlene was the Director of Employment and Training Services for the First Nation and developed and implemented important programing to assist adult band members to be better able to engage and experience success in employment and educational activities.

For her full biography and more information on the Board, please consult the following page: