The elected members of the Grand Council constitute the government of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation. Serving the interests of the community and reporting to the General Assembly, they administer the affairs of the First Nation by establishing plans and policies, setting goals and priorities and adopting a budget.
The Grand Council members are responsible for preserving for future generations the First Nation’s heritage, identity and culture, promoting the sense of belonging of the members, protecting the interests and asserting the Indigenous rights, treaty rights, inherent right of self-government, etc. The members of the Grand Council are the voice of the general assembly of the members of the First Nation with the governments, other First Nations and the different organizations and agencies. They ensure that services and programs are offered to the members in a variety of areas including education, health, entrepreneurship. If necessary, the members of the Grand Council can form advisory committees to support them in the achievement of their mandates.
The Grand Council of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation is made up of the Grand Chief and four Chief Advisors.
The last Grand Council election was held in June 2020. The elected members are:
Grand Chief: Jacques Tremblay
Chief Advisor Member Support and Communications: Shirley Kennedy
Chief Advisor Governance, Treasury and Finance: Kévin Morais
Chief Advisor Territory and Culture: Richard Bélanger
Chief Advisor Economic Development: Martine Bruneau