Pabineau First Nation
Panelist: Working with First Nations
Mr. Terrence (Terry) Richardson has been serving as Chief of Pabineau First Nation (Oinpegitjoig L’Noeigati) in New Brunswick since April 2020. Prior to being elected Chief, Mr. Richardson served his community as a councillor for eight years and was the Mi’kmaq Benefits Manager for Trevali Mining (NB) Ltd. (Caribou Mine). Additionally, Terry served 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), working within the construction engineering field in administration, finance, and contracting. His experience includes serving in the Gulf War in 1990, in Bosnia in 1998, and in Afghanistan in 2007 to 2008. Terry strongly believes that leadership is all about teamwork and feels very fortunate to have such a strong team working with him in Pabineau at all levels. Terry has facilitated the signing of business Memorandum of Understandings and Impact Benefit Agreements, as well as carried out successful initiatives with the Belledune Port Authority through their mutual Relationship, Engagement & Consultation Protocol agreement. Mr. Richardson has a bright vision for the future and is passionate about advancing opportunities for Northern New Brunswick by encouraging a non-myopic approach and working together, thus communicating that what his good for the region is good for Pabineau First Nation.