Community ~ Band Council
The Council of the Lennox Island Band consists of one Chief, two On-Reserve Councillors and one Off-Reserve Councillor. All Electors of the Lennox Island Band are eligible to vote in Band Elections. All Electors of the Lennox Island Band are eligible to vote in Band Elections held in accordance with these Custom Election Rules, for the positions of Chief, On-Reserve Councillors and Off-Reserve Councillor.
Chief Matilda Ramjattan
Chief Matilda Ramjatton was elected Chief of Lennox Island First Nation in April of 2013. She holds a degree in Business Management, with an emphasis on Computers from Lexington, Nebraska, USA. Chief Matilda has specialized training in the Emergency management field, including basic emergency management, ICS 100, 200, EOC, Emergency Public Information and holds a Project Management Certificate from UPEI. Chief Matilda has worked in the health industry in different areas of expertise such as a Medical Transcriptionist for a Medical Group in Nebraska and the Community Health Link in Massachusetts, in Mental Health. Chief Matilda is also currently on the executive Board of Directors of the Aboriginal Women’s Association.
Chief Matilda has been recognized by Health Canada through the First Nation and Inuit Health Award for Excellence with Communicable Disease Control Health Emergency and has been honoured with the Peace Award, recognized by the Summerside community church, for her group Humanitarian mission to Mozambique.
In her community, Chief Matilda volunteers for many events, teaches songs in Mi’kmaq and is a member of the Sunrise Singers women’s drum group. She is active in her church as a House Group leader, which she holds on Lennox Island. Chief Matilda is also an Aboriginal Entrepreneur. She and her husband, Allan Ramjattan, own and operate a computer sales and service business, Megadealsrus, in Summerside.
Prior to her election as Chief, Matilda held the position of Band member of Lennox Island. She is the mother of two and the proud grandmother of seven.
- On-Reserve Councillor Janet Banks
- On-Reserve Councillor Gerry Thomas
- Off-Reserve Councillor Mary Moore-Phillips
Council guidelines are meant to serve as a broad overview of the Councillor position. These guidelines can be viewed here.
Council Code of Conduct
Lennox Island First Nation Council members are required, under the Code of Conduct, to behave at all times in a way, which upholds the Lennox Island First Nation Council Values. The Code can be viewed here.
Council Meeting Minutes
Lennox Island Band members can review Band Council Meeting Minutes by contacting the Lennox Island Band Office.