Membertou, Nova Scotia
Sharon Bernard has spent the majority of her life living the traditional way of her people and was given the spiritual name of Strong Dancing Beaver Women with the spirit of the beaver and the turtle as her warrior.
She belongs to the Eagle Clan and now resides in the traditional Mi’kmaw territory of Unama’ki.
She belongs to a women’s hand drum group called Wekatesk Singers where she learns the ancestral Mi’kmaw songs to pass along to her children and grandchildren.
She began working in the community school as a daycare teacher, elementary school teacher and a part time daycare & school administrator.
Sharon is currently the Principal of Membertou Elementary School in Membertou, Nova Scotia.