Rosalie Francis - Board Member

Rosalie is a member of the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq First Nation community and has been involved in Aboriginal rights and Aboriginal issues for many years. Rosalie has an MA from Saint Mary’s University, where she wrote her thesis on the Mi’kmaq treaty negotiation process of the 18th century. She obtained a law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie and received an intern placement with the Indian Law Resource Center in Washington, D.C. as well as the Donald Marshall Jr. Award for her work and study of Aboriginal issues. Rosalie’s career has included working for the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, having direct involvement in litigation and negotiations of Mi’kmaq Rights. She has also worked closely with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and the Membertou First Nation. Personally, Rosalie is the mother of three children and enjoys doing renovations, exploring the natural landscape and spending time with her children and grandchildren.