Stephen Augustine

Hereditary Chief on the Mi’Kmaq Grand Council and by Elders’ training since an early age, Stephen J. Augustine has a thorough command of traditional practices, his language and the history of his people. He was among the first to bring Aboriginal perspectives into a National Institution and is presently Curator of Ethnology for Eastern Maritimes at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Using his wealth of traditionally based knowledge combined with a Masters degree, Augustine has worked extensively with the United Nations programs on development and the environment, and had also been teaching at Carleton University in Ottawa.