The Board of Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey is very pleased to announce the selection of Wyatt White as the next Executive Director. Wyatt will be joining MK as Executive Director on February 11th, 2019.
Originally from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in the Kespek District of Mi’kma’ki, Wyatt obtained his Bachelor of Science from Acadia University in 1999 and is currently completing his Master of Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University.
Mr. White brings to the position almost 20 years of experience in educational leadership. He has worked in Indigenous Affairs at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Most recently, Wyatt was the Director of Mi’kmaq Services within the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, working closely with other leaders within the education department, Regional Centres for Education, Mi'kmaw Kina'matneway and other Indigenous educational leaders from across Canada to support and enhance educational programming for Mi’kmaq students across Nova Scotia.
“I am honoured and thrilled to be part of the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey community” said Wyatt. “I am so excited to contribute to the legacy of this extraordinary organization who have persevered for almost 20 years and led educational change ever-focused on the needs of Mi’kmaw learners.”