Chief Bob Gloade
Millbrook First Nation Chief
Bob Gloade was elected as Chief for the Millbrook First Nation for his third consecutive term. Chief Gloade has served for 6 consecutive terms as a council member before elected as Chief. Chief Gloade resides in Millbrook with his wife Kelly and two sons.
Chief Gloade graduated from St. Mary's University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a double Major in Management and Human Resource Mangagement, and Industrial Relations. In addition he has over 12 years experience in the Banking Industry including Account Manager focusing on Small Business, Personal Finance, and Aboriginal Banking. Chief Gloade is also the owner of G & G Home Heating, providing commercial and residential fuel delivery to the local area. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Aboriginal Business of the Year award for Nova Scotia.
Councillor, Millbrook Youth Support Worker
Colin is currently serving his 8th term with the Millbrook Band Council. After graduating from high school, Colin graduated from the First Nation’s Tribal Justice Institute in British Columbia. Then he received a Counseling Certificate from Marten’s and Associates through Mi’kmaq Family and Children Services and was employed there for three years as a men’s counselor. In 1997 began working with the Mi’kmaq Justice Institute as a court worker until the organization shut down due to funding shortages. Colin received training as a Virtue's Project Facilitator and shortly thereafter became employed by the Millbrook Band Administration as a Youth Support Worker. Coling resides in millbrook with his lovely wife Holly and three children, Sophia, Mattea and Toby. I am proud to raise my children in the community of Millbrook.Colin is currently a member of the Aboriginal Sport Circle of Canada Board of Directors, Nova Scotia Sport Council Board of Directors, N.S Sport and Recreation Tripartite Committee and Seastar Board of Directors, and involved in planning for various activities in the community like Millbrook St.Anne’s and Feast Day, New Year’s Eve Dance (alcohol and drug free) Christmas Staff Party, various church functions and volunteer with most functions in the community.
Bryan Brooks is currently serving his third term as a Councillor for Millbrook First Nation. He is employed with LSK as a Teacher. He resides in Millbrook with his wife, Rebecca Carter-Brooks and two children Landon and Lauren. He graduated from Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Mi’kmaq Studies and a minor in Anthropology/Sociology. Bryan continued his education and achieved his Bachelor of Education with Saint Francis Xavier focusing in the Secondary field. He also sits on the Millbrook Minor Hockey Committee and Coaches Midget at the Native hockey tournaments. Bryan is also the Secretary/Treasurer for the Millbrook 3-D Archery Shooters. He looks forward to serving the Millbrook First Nation community and working with Chief and Council.
Councillor, Band Administrator
Alex has been a member of the Millbrook First Nation Council for 14 consecutive terms. Alex graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1987 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and currently holds the position of Band Administrator. Alex also serves on the Millbrook Gaming Commission, Millbrook Economic Development Corporation, Budget Review & Projects Committee and the Millbrook Housing Commission. Alex resides in Millbrook with his partner Nicole and their 5 children.
Councillor, Operations Manager of Millbrook Fisheries
Adrian Gloade is serving his sixth term as a councillor for Millbrook. He is employed as the Operations Manager of Millbrook Fisheries and resides in Millbrook with his wife Susan and six kids. Adrian graduated from Cobequid Educational Center and went on to apprentice with CMHC and work for Native Council. As a carpenter he then took this experience and began working for Millbrook Construction. After working there for several years, Adrian applied and was successful in obtaining employment with the Millbrook Fisheries. He has been with Fisheries for 19 years. Adrian has been volunteering around Millbrook and Truro for different events, and in particular, sports. He has participated and coached baseball and hockey at several different levels and holds his coaching levels in hockey. Adrian has been attending Native Hockey tournaments for the past few years as a coach at various youth levels. Adrian also recently purchased Glooscap Trading post and is enjoying being an entrepreneur! Adrian is also instrumental, along with other community members, in putting together a moose hunt each fall for teenage youth. Without this opportunity some Millbrook youth would miss out on an chance to practice this part of their culture. Teaching our ancestor's ways to youth is one of the best ways of sustaining our culture and promoting it.
Councillor, Director of Post Secondary Education
Barry Gloade served as a Band Councillor for 33 years beginning in 1982.
He was the Chairman of the Millbrook Gaming Commission and was the lead negotiator for 4 gaming agreements. Barry was responsible for drafting policies and regulations for the VLT program.
Barry initiated the "Minors Trust Fund" so that all Band Members would benefit from the yearly grants.
As a Councillor he is a Director of Millbrook's Development Corporation, Member of the Audit and Risk Review Committee and a Member of the joint Millbrook/Indianbrook Halifax County land claim negotiating Committee.
Barry started up and managed the Millbrook Tobacco Store for the Band in 1989. The profit funds various activities and sports for individual Band members and also are invested in Band economic development projects.
Barry Gloade graduated from Saint Mary's University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Economics and a Minor in History.
He has been employed for the last 26 years as the Director of Post Secondary Education for the Millbrook Band. Other positions held include Employment Centre Outreach Worker, Aboriginal Education Counsellor at Dalhousie University, Education Advisor with the Mi'kmaw Kina'Matnewey, Band Government Advisor for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq and Acting Band Administrator. Please contact Barry if you have any questions about Band programs.
Councillor, Drug Addictions Worker
Peter John Gloade has served as councillor since 1995 and is currently the Community Addictions Worker. As of June 2012 I am proud to say I am 21 years alcohol and drug free. Peter is married to his beautiful wife Shelley and has 2 children, Bradley and Leslieann. Peter serves as a member of the Pow Wow Committee as well as the RCMP Committee he is also involved in many more planning committees. Peter enjoys working with all people of the Millbrook Band.
Gord is serving his 5th term as councillor for Millbrook and resides in Jipuktuk (Halifax) with his wife Laura and two young children, Oscar and Hazel. Gord has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Masters of Business Administration, both from Saint Mary’s University. He has over 23 years experience in a combination of Mi’kmaw government/organizations and Aboriginal-specific Provincial and Federal government roles. He is currently a senior policy advisor of Aboriginal Health for the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness. For more information see his website: gordforcouncil.ca
Ward Markie is currently serving his third term as Councillor. Ward has been married to his wonderful wife Brenda since 1988, they have two great children Roseanne & Luke, and two beautiful grandchildren Alyssa & Grayson. Ward is looking forward to working with Chief & Council to make things better for all of our people. Ward believe that as a strong team we can over come any obstacle that stands in the way of our people, so our band members and their families can have a great future, to stand proud for themselves and our community.
Stephen is currently serving his first term as Councillor. Stephen is the proud owner of Mi'kmag'ki Trading Co. . He enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting & fishing and spending time with his amazing wife Susan and their 6 children and 7 grand children. Stephen is Currently employed as the Director of Elders Services at the Spring Hill Correctional Facility. Stephen looks forward to serving his community throughout the next term.
Councillor, Social Development Administrator
Barry currently resides in Millbrook First Nation with his wife Patsy, 4 children, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.
Councillor, Wellness Program Coordinator
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. My name is Chris Nasson, I am the father of five children, Tracy, Tim, Lisa, Emily and Melanie. I lived in Boston for 30 years, moved to Millbrook in 1993, where I lived for 19 years and presently I live in Truro. I was first elected to office in 2000. I feel with my background and experience I can relate to the issues facing our band members both on and off reserve.
I am presently employed as the Millbrook Wellness Coordinator. I organize many of the events in Millbrook which promote family and community wellness. I am very committed to our community. I am knowledgeable of the day to day operations of the Band. I am informed about the community and I always try to do what is best for all band and community members.
It is my feeling that over the past years, the Millbrook Chief and Council has worked very effectively as a team and has always tried to make decisions that are in the best interest of the community as a whole. I am proud to be a part of that team and hope that with your support I may continue to work as your Councillor.
Michael is currently Serving his first term as Band Councillor. Michael is also the owner of Sma'knis Trading, which is completely Mi'kmaq owned and operated. Michael opened his business after holding many positions throughout various First Nation communities over the past years that range from the health field to the commercial fishing industry.
Michael is passionate about his people, Mi'kmaq Rights, and the future success of the Band. Michael received an honourable discharge as a Sergeant from the United States Marine Corps in 2005, and later attended University graduating in 2009 with a BA Degree in Political Science from STFX. Michael currently resides in Millbrook with his beautiful daughter, Honour and looks forward to serving the people of Millbrook First Nation to the best of his ability.