Marc Humber

Marc is a young, first-generation urban Mi’kmaw man. Born and raised in St. John’s, Marc is a status member of Qalipu First Nation and a proud member of the Francophone community. As an elementary school teacher, Marc has a unique perspective on the gaps that exist in the public education system. He has seen the lack of accurate and meaningful information in local schools about the Indigenous Peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is particularly interested in addressing the legacy of harm that resulted from the exclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the Terms of Union with Canada in 1949.

Marc strives to create positive change within his community through education. His lived experience as an urban Mi’kmaw community member has made him realize that greater community education on the lived experiences of Indigenous people in Newfoundland and Labrador is desperately needed. He has personally had to defend his Indigeneity, and the history of Mi’kmaq on the island throughout his life and work.

Marc taught French in Québec for two years, including grade 4 physical education. While there, he was the assistant coach of the Pontiac Junior Judo Club. Twice a week, Marc helped to run the school club at lunch. He trained in Judo for 5 years as a child and now trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In his spare time Marc enjoys relaxing, going to the gym, playing guitar, hanging out with friends, his wife – and his two cats, Tito and Beau. He is working on learning his third language, Mi’kmaw.