Eric Zscheile was legal counsel for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq for twelve years until he left in April 2005 to devote his energies full-time to the Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative. He is well known to our communities.
He has, on behalf of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, negotiated numerous agreement with Canada, Nova Scotia, and private companies. Eric was co-counsel on the Donald Marshall Jr. case and the Stephen Marshall (logging) case. He also represented the Assembly before the National Energy Board on various occasions.
Eric is a member of the Assembly’s Technical Team and the Grand Council’s Ethics Committee. Eric lives in Belmont, Nova Scotia with his wife Karen and children Alexander, Regan, and Nicklaus.