Stephen Augustine

Executive Director, Donald Marshall Junior Institute

Stephen J. Augustine, C.M., D.Litt., Alguimou Stephen Augustine is a Hereditary Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council. He is the Executive Director of the Marshall institute and the former Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs and Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University. Previously he was the Curator of Ethnology for Eastern Maritimes at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Gatineau/Ottawa. He holds a Masters degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University focussing on traditional knowledge curriculum development in the context of the education system and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from St. Thomas University. Stephen was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, C.M., for advancing Mi’kmaq studies, and for sharing his scholarly expertise and traditional knowledge with private and public organizations across Canada. In 2022, Stephen was awarded an Honorary doctor of letters from the University of New Brunswick recognising his dedication to supporting education throug