Angeline Gillis, B.A., LL.B., was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was raised in East Bay, N.S. She is a member of the Eskasoni First Nation and is the granddaughter of the late Andrew J. Stevens, a former Keptin of the Sante’ Mawi’omi. Angeline currently resides in Beaverbank, NS, with her wife, Sonja and daughters, Ella Sophia and Janda Jade.
Angeline earned her undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in 2005 and her LL.B from the Schulich School of Law in 2009. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar Society in June 2010. Angeline is a practicing lawyer and has worked with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) since October 2011. In 2013, she became the Director of Environment and Natural Resources after successfully establishing a number of environmental programs for CMM’s Member Communities. Angeline oversees numerous files, projects and services offered to seven (7) Mi’kmaw communities in Mainland Nova Scotia.
Angeline also sits on the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) Board of Directors; the Assembly of NS Chiefs’ Mi’kmaw Fisheries Advisory Committee (MFAC); Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management External Advisory Board; and, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture External Advisory Committee.