Chief Annie was elected as the first female Chief of We’koqma’q in October 2020 and was a councillor for three consecutive terms.
Annie Bernard-Daisley is a Mi’kmaq woman, mother of three daughters, daughter, auntie, friend, band council member, and past president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA).
Chief Annie has been a strong advocate locally, provincially, and federally. She has spoken to both the provincial and federal governments on matters related to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, driven by the need to create some good from a tragic event in her family.
Chief Annie holds the Lead of the Mi’kmaq Women portfolio for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs.