Terry Richardson

‘Platinum Jubilee Medal Receipient’

My name is Terry Richardson and I have been Chief in Pabineau First Nation since April of 2020. Prior to this I was a councillor for the community for 8 years, worked as Mi’kmaq benefits manager for Trevali mining and before that served 25 years in the Canadian Forces. 

The Canadian Forces provided me with many of the skills that I have been able to bring forward into my present role. I was able to achieve a 2-year administration course through Seneca College in Nova Scotia as well. 

Leadership is about TEAM work and we are fortunate to have a very strong team in Pabineau. As we work to grow our community, we realize that it is important that we provide the essentials to our band members in order to make their lives better. Housing and jobs continue to be at the front as well as education and health. Not only is it a strong team leadership that we have but also a strong team of community employees at all levels. We look forward to the next two years, 2022-2024 with great anticipation as we grow economically as well as continuing to address our community needs. 

In closing we invite members from our surrounding communities to come attend events in our community as well as to experience our hospitality. We are proud of Pabineau and enjoy showing our community to all those who come to visit. 

We have taken the mantle from past leaders and are moving our community in a positive direction. We look forward to growing economically and we are always open to opportunities that will allow Pabineau to grow