Barrie Bernard grew up and live in Eskasoni, NS. Barrie's education consists of an Undergrad from Cape Breton University with a Major in Mikmaq Studies. He obtained his B. Ed. And M. Ed. From St. Francis Xavier university, specializing in Elementary and First Nations Leadership in administration. He has spent the last 5 years as the Coordinator of Mi'kmag Services and prior to that, he was a grade 3 teacher at Eskasoni Elementary & Middle School.