Terry Paul is the Chief of the Membertou, a position he has held since 1984. During that time, Paul has guided his community and administration into one of the most open and efficient native communities in the country.
Paul has served on numerous boards and task forces. He is one of the original founders of the National Capital Corporation Association (NACCA), which started out as seven aboriginal corporations and has grown to 50 aboriginal financial institutions across the country.
Paul started his career with the Boston Indian Council, where he received his background training in Finance and Management. He began as a Job Placement Officer and was quickly promoted to Director of Finance to the President of the Boston Indian Council.
Returning home to Membertou, Paul worked for the Mic Mac News in Sales and Advertising, and then filled the role of Economic Development Officer for the Membertou Band Council and then Band Manager before he was elected as Chief.
Paul has achieved many accomplishments in his role as Chief, including doubling the land base for the Membertou Reserve. He also assisted Donald Marshall Jr. in his successful Supreme Court defense of the Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights to fish, which resulted in approximately $600 million in the Atlantic for the Mi'kmaq.