Chief and Council
The Chief and Council of Glooscap First Nation are the elected government representatives of the community. They are elected for 5 year terms. Each council member is responsible for overseeing a portfolio (department) of the community.
Chief Sidney Peters is a Mi’kmaq from the Glooscap First Nation, NS. He is the son of former Chief Joseph Peters and was elected to the position in 2012. In his previous work life he has worked with the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) as the Manager of their Lands, Environment, and Natural Resources Department (LENR). He was responsible for the operation of the LENR department, which included: lands, and research on any land issues relating to First Nation communities.
Prior to his work with CMM Sidney has 23 years of work experience with not-for profit groups, band councils, tribal councils, and municipalities, and federal and provincial governments. He is highly motivated, results based professional with a tremendous amount of experience in aboriginal housing management and program delivery. He has strong organizational and communication skills, his personal attributes include strength in project management, leadership, team building, motivation and communication.
Sidney is married to his wife, Darlene Stevenson and they have two children Dylan and Joecy.
Chief Sidney Peters is responsible for the following portfolios: Governance, Finance, Treaty Rights and General knowledge on all portfolios.
The Chief can be contacted through his Executive Assistant Robyn Crowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Jean Labradore-Powers was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley to a very large family. Prior to be elected in 2012, Jean worked in the community for 16 years as the Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association's Addictions Counselor. Jean also served Mi'kmaq Friendship Centre in Halifax and the community of Annapolis Valley First Nations as their NADACA worker.
When not at work Jean like to garden, read and is very crafty. Jean is the proud mom of daughter Melanie and son John and an even prouder Nanna to grandson Birch and grand-daughter Savannah.
Councillor Jean Labradore - Powers holds the health and social assistance portfolios. She also shares the Housing portfolio with Councillor Larry Peters. She is also responsible for the Seniors/Elders Committee.
Councillor Larry Peters was first elected in April 2012 and is the son of the late Chief Joseph Peters. Before being elected as councillor Larry acted as the Native Employment and Economic Development Officer for the community. Larry’s previous work experience includes 15 years with Pepsi Cola and 17 years as a small business owner with Mi’kmaq Beverage Wholesalers in the Annapolis Valley. Larry also volunteers his time as a board member of Valley Ventures.
Larry enjoys volunteering as a basketball coach and is also an avid bowler.
Larry lives in Wilmot, Nova Scotia with his wife Terry and is the proud dad to daughters Amanda and Taylor, son Michael and dog named Diesel.
Councillor Larry Peters holds the following portfolios: Economic Development, Native Employment, and Education. He also shares the Housing portfolio with Councilor Jean Labradore-Powers
Councillor Lynwood Peters was elected in 2018 and is a former Chief Electoral Officer and Indian Registry Administrator for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq for 26 years. Lynwood resides in the the community. Having been a prominent basketball player in his day Lynwood was recognized as the MVP for the 1976 Triple A Basketball Association and held a number of basketball scoring records.
Councillor Lynwood Peters holds the following portfolios: Membership, Public Relations, Youth and Recreation, Culture and Traditions, Emergency Preparedness, Forestry Wildlife and Environment, Human Resources and Physical Activity.