Qalipu election: Mousseau enters race for Qalipu chief

Published on October 5, 2012

CORNER BROOK — Heather Mousseau wants to see “growth through unity and empowerment” of the members of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. It’s one of the reasons she’s seeking the role of chief in the upcoming band election.

Mousseau has a bachelor of sociology, bachelor of English and bachelor of nursing degrees, and has  managed two businesses.

“I offer my educational background, combined with my professional business skills to help achieve the progression of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation goals,” she said, in a prepared release.

Mousseau said she would advocate for programs that address the specific health care needs of aboriginal people as well as promote the health and well being of all members.

“I also have a clear understanding of aboriginal culture and tradition and the related significance in working to promote our indigenous lifestyle, including hunting and fishing,” she said.

She said education for band members is empowerment and will progress Qalipu developmental goals and enhance its ability to achieve measurable and sustainable social and economic growth.

“Investing in the skills, competencies and abilities of Qalipu members, through education and training programs, is paramount,” she said.