Acadia First Nation, NS
Lisa Francis is a Mi’kmaq from Acadia First Nation, Nova Scotia with a background in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Saint Mary’s University. She received Professional Aboriginal Economic Development Certification (PAED) in August 2008 and International Business Training with Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in 2004. Lisa spent 15 years with Acadia First Nation working in community economic development. As a mentor and regional Mi’kmaq chair on several economic development fronts, she was a strong voice of the Mi’kmaq people receiving House of Assembly recognition and featured in the Wabanaki People of the Dawn regarding culture, heritage, archaeology and green energy sustainability. In 2015, she obtained the first Aboriginal Relations Advisor position with Nova Scotia Power, and currently continues to establish the foundation of Aboriginal Affairs within the company.