Message from the Chief – April 24th, 2024

Message from the Chief April 24 2024


I want to offer my sincere condolences to the immediate family and loved ones of Trevor Childs and Nicholas Skinner.  News of the tragic loss of these two community members from Lark Harbour after their boat capsized this past weekend has left a family grieving a loss that spans two generations.

Like many communities, the fishery represents both a livelihood, and too often, tragedy.

I also want to take the time to acknowledge the grief of an entire community.   My grandmother was born and raised in this community.  I can say from experience that residents are more than neighbours, they are a family, and this loss is being felt by everyone.

I would encourage our Band members to access mental health services through your Non-Insured Health Benefits.  This is a service that does not require payment upfront, and there is a list of providers to choose from.  If you require further assistance, please contact us.

I pray for the safety of our fisher people, many of whom are now on the water following the recent opening of the fishing season.  We will ask the Creator to watch over you and keep you safe.



Chief Jenny Brake