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For Immediate Release -- August 16, 2016

The following is distributed by the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI

Annual Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Pow Wow begins today in Charlottetown

Charlottetown PE,  --- August 16, 2016
The Annual Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Pow Wow begins today - Tuesday, August 16th - at Confederation Landing Park in Charlottetown! The "Grand Entry" and Opening Ceremonies begin at 1:00 p.m. and the celebration continues throughout the afternoon. A feast for participants begins at 5:00 p.m.
Our Host Drum is "Indian Bay," and we will be highlighting the traditional dancing of Host Dancers Junior Herney and Kate Jadis.
The second day of the Pow Wow is on Wednesday, also beginning at 1:00 p.m. 
Many artisans and vendors will be present on site.
All members of the public are welcome! 
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For more information contact:
Taylor Dumais
Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI 
902-303-1502 | tdumais@mcpei.ca
Visit our web site at http://www.mcpei.ca/



10 August 2016

Shocked and Disappointed

City council rejects development proposal by Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI

As the leaders of the two Mi'kmaq Governments on Prince Edward Island - the Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations - we want to set the record straight about a proposed new building on the Charlottetown waterfront. The Band Councils of Lennox Island and Abegweit are the duly elected representatives of their respective members. Contrary to a mistaken view set out in an opinion letter in the Guardian last week, the Band Councils represent all their members, both on and off reserve. This has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada. The two Band Councils are the formal representatives of the Mi'kmaq citizens of Prince Edward Island, they are the leaders of the Mi'kmaq Nation in this territory. The Band Councils, collectively, also form the Board of Directors of the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI. The Confederacy is a multi-functioning not for profit organization that serves as the common voice of the two First Nations, and strives to improve outcomes for the indigenous Mi'kmaq population. It also offers services to benefit the Aboriginal community as a whole...TO CONTINUE



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Working together to enhance the lives of

Mi’kmaq on Prince Edward Island, now and in the future.


 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) is a common forum for the two PEI First Nations to address outstanding issues related to Aboriginal and treaty rights. It is a tribal council and provincial territorial organization (PTO) governed by a Board of Directors with membership from the band councils of Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations. 
MCPEI promotes knowledge and understanding of Mi’kmaq rights by conducting research, developing and implementing initiatives, and building relationships necessary to resolve issues in a cooperative manner.  It provides a common forum for the two First Nations of PEI (Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations), and is the unified voice for the advancement of Treaty and Aboriginal rights.   


MCPEI is guided by the following core values: 

Respect: we honour and value the diverse viewpoints and beliefs of all individuals, and promote collaborative relationships that are based on trust, understanding and acceptance.  

Tradition: we strengthen, promote, preserve and protect Mi’kmaw culture, beliefs and heritage for current and future generations.

Excellence: we are committed to developing, delivering and maintaining services of the highest quality.

Integrity: we are dedicated to ethical and professional conduct in all aspects of our activities, practices and interactions.

Sensitivity: we are compassionate, mindful and understanding of others’ feelings and circumstances; and will conduct ourselves in a way that is encouraging and supportive.


MCPEI Vision Statement

PEI Mi’kmaq are self-determined and self-sufficient; and the Mi’kmaw community is understood, prosperous, safe and culturally vibrant.










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