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jeff ward

General Manager of the Membertou Heritage Park, drawing on his vast experience and knowledge in the field of culture, management and administration. Former Director of Operations for Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation. 

Growing up, he was always involved in community events and has been a leader in their planning, coordination, and participation. When it became time to pursue post-secondary education, the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies program at Cape Breton University was a natural fit. Currently, he is working on his Masters degree.


As a public figure, Jeff has been dancing, drumming and performing his way into people’s hearts since a child. He is currently a member of Kun’tewiktuk Singers, Sons of Membertou & Thunder Eagle Singers. Most recently performed at the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ride in France. He also Emcee’s numerous First Nation Pow-Wows in the Atlantic region and eastern USA. Jeff has been a keynote speaker and Emcee for a variety of conferences including MLSN Justice forum, Reform on Social Security AFN and the latest being the MMIWG Commission of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women’s & Girls’ Inquiry in Membertou, to name a few. 

Jeff has been referred to as Mi’kmaq Knowledge keeper/sharer. He is a leader in the White Eagle Sundance. A Lodge keeper, drum keeper/maker, conductor of ceremonies, talking circles and justice circles with over 30 years of experiences. 

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