Board of Directors
The Qalipu Cultural Foundation was formed in 2014 to support Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are making every effort to reach out to individuals with limited knowledge of their heritage, and providing them with information and experiences that will assist them in the discovery process. We also seek to unite the people who have the experience and knowledge of Mi’kmaq traditions.
Sherry Dean is a member at large of NAAN, a member of the CBAWA, and has served on the QCF Board as vice chairwoman then chairwoman. She sits on the Apiji Wejisi working group, and has been on every Ki’tnempk fundraising committee which has raised thousands of dollars for the QCF.
A retired Nurse, motivational speaker, wife, mother and grandmother, Sherry enjoys cooking, gardening, and living an active lifestyle ( hiking, swimming,cycling). A book club member and a regular bridge player,she and her husband Mervyn enjoy travel, supporting the local arts and walking their dog, Sammi.
Lorraine Stone is a member of NAWN, CBAWA ,served on the QCF as a director and now is Vice Chair of QCF. Director of the White Wolf Drumming and Youth Group. Served a year on the POW WOW Committee. 38 years as a Girl Guide Leader.
Retired from Hospital after 38 years as a PCA and OR Desk Clerk. A wife, mother ,grandmother that loves her outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing. She enjoyed doing the Language camps , basket, drum making, beading, making regalia’s , moccasins, and doing all workshops learning about our traditions and culture and crafts .
Her and her husband Doug loves to travel and spending time at their cabin with family and friends.