Elder Committee

In addition to guidance from New Dawn staff and board and a Community Advisory Committee, Eltuek Arts Centre has been served and supported by an Elders Advisory Committee.


The work of the Elder Advisory Committee includes:

  • Drafting a land statement for the building;
  • Designing the process for the Kisituek Gallery; and
  • Creating an artist residency program for Mi’kmaw artists.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Kearney
Program Coordinator, Eltuek Arts Centre


  • Ernest Johnson | Eskasoni
  • Anita Basque | Potlotek
  • Lawrence Wells | Membertou
  • Dolena Mary Poullette | We’koqma’q
  • Pauline Isadore | Wagmatcook

The work and gatherings of the committee have been supported by the guidance and leadership of Robert Bernard and Dean Simon of Indigenous Guide Consulting Services.