The Executive consists of the President and Chief and Vice-Chief. The role of the Executive is to act as a liaison between Government and the Membership. The Executive also manages the operations and administration for the Council on a daily basis. The Assembly and Board of Directors establish policy and direction for the Executive. The Executive Officers also administer the Council’s programs and/or encourage new programs that will benefit the membership at large.
The Executives’ Profiles
President & Chief
Barry LaBillois is of Mi’kmaq descent who continues to live on his Traditional and Ancestral homeland outside of the reserve system created by the Indian Act. As a lifetime supporter of the off-reserve Aboriginal peoples, he has dedicated his time and effort in one way or another to the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. LaBillois has worked with the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council at many different levels and capacity. LaBillois has worked at the local level, with the Board of Directors, the Membership Committee and committees at the National level. In spirit of his work and dedication to the Council, LaBillois was given the distinction of being voted in as a Lifetime Member in the summer of 2016. Beyond his work with the council, he was also the Treaty Implementation Management Beneficiary Entitlement Regime Program manager (TIMBER), and worked alongside the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy Program. Barry LaBillois is looking forward to working for the off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples, and will bring your issues and concerns forward to all levels of government.
Della Brown is a proud Mi’kmaq woman from the Bathurst area, with roots from Pabineau First Nation. To this day, Brown continues to donate time to her home community while fully-applying herself to her role of Vice-Chief with the NBAPC. Brown’s journey in working with the council began when she was elected as Director of Zone 2 (Bathurst-Allardville-Lamèque) in 2014. After holding the position of Director for two-years she was elected President of Local 15 (Bathurst). Brown held these positions until being appointed as interim vice-chief in 2018 by the Board of Directors. After taking on the position of interim Vice-Chief and becoming more familiar with the role, with some time, reflecting and learning, Brown decided to present herself as a candidate for the position of Vice-Chief in the 2019 election. Brown prides herself on working for our membership and representing their best interests. On top of her work with the council, Brown has helped organize the first ever walk in honour of MMIWG in her region. She’s also given back to her community of Pabineau First Nation by offering her time and the tools necessary to cut and process meat, which is donated to their local Health Centre. Brown is proud to be your Vice-Chief and will continue to work hard at advancing the interests of our off-reserve Indigenous population, while maintaining her work in her community