Although Allan has been working with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey for the past 4 years, he is working in a new position as the Director of Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk (ACFNHD). Prior to entering this role, Allan spent four years as Technology Integration Lead with MK, where his main responsibilities included providing training/support in an effort to promote the use of technology in P-12 classrooms. Allan also has 5 years experience as Atlantic Regional Manager of In.Business: A Mentorship Program for Indigenous Youth, and 5 years teaching at the middle and high school levels.
He holds undergraduate degrees in Business and Arts from Cape Breton University, an Education Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Certificate in Mathematical Sciences for Education from St. Mary’s University, and a Master of Education Degree – Leadership & Administration, from Saint Francis Xavier University. More recently, Allan has completed the following certifications: Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator (Level 1 & 2), and Chrome OS IT Administrator.
The Help Desk provides connectivity, tech support, videoconferencing, and technology integration training/support to Atlantic Canadian First Nation schools, health centers & communities.
Terry Bernard has recently been hired with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey as our Community Sport Liaison. Terry comes to us from Wagmatcook where he worked as a Mi’kmaw Physical Activity Leader (MPAL). His role in that job was to develop a strategy plan for physical activity for Wagmatcook First Nation and help deliver the plan and help guide it in how the strategy was put into motion. He was also the NSMSG coordinator for the 2011 and 2017 Wagamatcook Summer Games.
In his new role with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey he will assist and implement initiatives while providing leadership in area of sport for the First Nation communities. He will lead contact with sport Canada to ensure that all funding/grants are completed. He will also provide support for First Nations communities in existing sport and recreation delivery systems. Terry will be helping to provide opportunities with communities and community members around leadership in sport. He will be working to coordinate sporting events such as NAIG, NAHC and our MK sports summit, including the selection of elite teams.