Delta Augustine lives in Esgenoopetitj, New Brunswick. Her father is Mi’kmaq from Nova Scotia. Her grandmother attended Shubenacadie Residential School in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
She has worked with at-risk youth for eight years, the majority spent with First Nations youth engaged in high risk activities.
An honours graduate from NBCC, Miramichi, NB, she holds a diploma in Human Services. She has been a research assistant for Ontario HIV Treatment Network’s Streetlives Artwork and currently works for AIDS New Brunswick, as their Needle Exchange Program Coordinator.
Delta Augustine has been a jingle dress dancer for five years, and walks the Red Road. She volunteers her time passing on dancing and these teachings to younger girls within the Mi’kmaq territory, holding sharing circles for young girls to gain traditional teachings from Elders in the community.