Daniel Paul, Mi’kmaw elder, columnist, author and human rights activist (b. 1938 at Indian Brook) became the founding executive director of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq at the Millbrook Reserve in Truro. He remained in that role till January 1994. He had previously worked for the federal and provincial governments. In 1991, he also founded and published the Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Nations News. Paul served on the NS Human Rights Commission, the NS Police Commission and authored We Were Not Savages (Fernwood Publishing, 1993). He was named to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2002, and the Order of Canada in November 2005.