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Gail Christmas is the youngest female Councillor ever elected to the Membertou First Nation.

Gail Christmas always dreamed of becoming a leader. Having struggled with drug and alcohol addictions as a teenager and young adult, that dream seemed impossible. Now, at 28, she’s the youngest female Councillor to have ever been elected to Membertou First Nation.

A 2015 Child & Youth Care graduate, Gail was able to make a difference in her life and pursue her dream. She is proudly four years into sobriety and is focused on giving back to her community by being a positive model for youth in Membertou, encouraging them to “never give up on their dreams.”

“I know what it’s like to be in their shoes,” says Gail. “I know how important it is to have someone there to give them words of encouragement and letting them know you care. That’s what really helped me.”

During her studies at NSCC, Gail gained confidence in helping others and ...

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