Mi'kmaq Nation

Office of Risk Management
Shawn Newell
Risk Manager

7 Northern Road, Presque Isle ME, 04769
Office: (207) 764-1972 Cell: (207) 551-8653

The Mi'kmaq Nation Risk Management Office was created in early August 2014. Shawn Newell is the Risk Manager for the Mi'kmaq Nation. Shawn brings to the tribe over 26 years of experience in Public Safety. The mission of the Risk Management Office is to provide a safe and hazard-free environment for the staff and tribal members of the Mi'kmaq Community. The Tribal Risk Management Office is responsible for writing all emergency, disaster, shelter, mitigation, and safety plans for the tribe. The Tribal Risk Management Office is also responsible for responding to all small- and large-scale emergencies within the tribe and serves as the tribe's incident commander to work with other incident command officials.

The Risk Management Office also works closely with other Tribal, state, and county emergency management officials, state, county, and local police and fire agencies, American Red Cross, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create a conducive working relationship for the betterment of our Tribal Community.

The Tribal Risk Management Office also provides all safety, CPR & first aid training to the tribe. The Risk Manager also serves as the chair of the Mi'kmaq Wellness Committee and serves on many other boards to represent the Mi'kmaq Nation. Tribal staff and community members are encouraged to call or email Shawn Newell's office with any concerns or questions: snewell@micmac-nsn.gov

The Tribal Risk Management Office provides these services to staff and the Tribal community:

Provides Emergency Response Services for the following events to the Tribal Community: Drought, Floods, Severe Winter Storm, Severe Summer Storms, Fires, Wildfires, Power Failure, Natural Disasters, Accidents, Pandemics, Dam Failure, Hazardous Materials Spill, Terrorism, Search & Rescue, Active Shooters Incidents, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Medical Emergencies, and many other emergencies.

Alerting Tribal Community Members to emergency events that require notification and require shelter.

Writes all emergency management plans, shelter plans, safety plans, and mitigation plans for the tribal community.

Managing resources and emergency planning for emergency services for the tribal community.

Provide shelters services & supplies during large scale events for tribal community members.

Provide Emergency Management Services, Command Post, and Security during large tribal events

Works closely with local law enforcement, fire departments, Aroostook County EMA, American Red Cross, & other emergency services during incidents, disasters, & drills.

Serves as the Local Health Officer & Fire Warden for the Tribe.

Inspects all Tribal Buildings and Homes.

Attends all Emergency Management & Public Safety Meetings in the area to represent the Tribe.

Provide annual training, emergency management training, shelter training, hazmat, first aid/CPR & AED training

Provide Public Education Classes to the Tribal Community, Elders & Youth on Emergency Management, Natural Disasters, and Shelters.

Services all the AED's & First Aid Kits.

Serves as a Regional Decontamination Strike Team (Hazmat Team) for Aroostook County.

Issues Tribal Campfire Permits.

"Protecting Life and Property in the Tribal Community of The Mi'kmaq Nation"