Violet Paul worked for the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs for thirteen years. During that time, she has been involved in governance negotiations on social development and election reform, building cooperative partnerships with both the federal and provincial governments. She has worked as a Senior Advisor to the Assembly of First Nations, working with National Chiefs Phil Fontaine and Shawn Atleo, and has played a large role in the implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. She is currently a Senior Advisor to the Chief of the Shubenacadie Band Council. Violet Paul studied Political Science at Mount Saint Vincent University, has a Law Degree from Dalhousie Law School, completed training with Nova Scotia Legal Aid, and has completed courses on Strategic Planning, Negotiations, and Public Policy at Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education (Henson College).