MANDATES

The Board of Directors of the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI (the Confederacy) has granted the organization the following mandates:

Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Forum:

The Confederacy is the common forum and united voice advancing Treaty and Aboriginal rights for the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations.

Tribal Council:

The Confederacy is a tribal council that provides advisory services to member First Nations Councils in five key areas: band governance; community planning; financial; economic development; and technical services.

Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO):

The Confederacy serves as a provincial forum for the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations on political and policy issues.

Intergovernmental Affairs:

The Confederacy bridges the gap between the Mi’kmaq and the Federal and Provincial Governments to support the Mi’kmaq people on PEI, focusing on three priority areas: the Partnership Agreement, the Duty to Consult and Aboriginal and Treaty rights issues.

Programs and Services

  • Aboriginal Sports Circle

    The PEI Aboriginal Sports Circle supports grassroots participation in sport for Aboriginals in PEI. We recognize that active engagement in sport opportunities helps build healthier communities and individuals. The Aboriginal Sports Circle includes representatives from Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, and the PEI Native Council, and helps young Aboriginal Islanders participate in local, regional and national sporting events, such as sports camps and training, tournaments and coaching.

    To learn more, contact: Aboriginal Sports Circle Manager, Lynn Anne Hogan at lahogan@mcpei.ca or 902-438-2108

     

    Program team: Contact information

     PEI Aboriginal Sports Circle       Michael Thomas Race Day

     Mi’kmaq Confederacy Charity Golf Tournament

  • Child and Family Services

    The Child and Family Services Program consists of two components: the Mi’kmaq Family PRIDE Program and the Designated Band Representative. The Mi’kmaq Family PRIDE Program is a family support and prevention program offered to children, youth and families who live on reserve. The Designated Band Representative is a role defined within the PEI Child Protection Act and supported by a Joint Working Protocol between the PEI Department of Child and Family Services and the Confederacy. Our vision is to provide a holistic and culturally sensitive approach to individual, family and community wellness, and risk reduction through prevention services and protection support.

    To learn more, contact:

    Director of Child and Family Services, Marilyn Birch, RSW at mlefrank@mcpei.ca or (902) 438-2109.

    Program team: Contact Information

  • Economic Development

    Economic development is necessary for a community to grow and prosper. The MCPEI Economic Development identifies and capitalizes on opportunities for the purposes of growth and prosperity of both the Abegweit First Nations and the Lennox Island First Nations communities. We focus our efforts on ensuring good governance, building capacity and using our land and resources.

    Our Economic Development Program supports Aboriginal Peoples on the Island identify and create projects around renewable energies that generate both economic and employment opportunities and provide a sustainable living environment for generations to come. We can collectively build capacity by contributing our unique skills and talents to our communities, being open to learning opportunities and joining with other First Nations communities in partnership and business ventures. We believe with the right attitude – a business attitude – we can realize true change in our communities in one generation.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Economic Development, Kandace McEntee @ kmcentee@mcpei.ca or (902) 626-2882

  • Education

    The Education Program supports the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations and students under their care. Support is provided to address identified needs; providing advice and/or advocacy; and developing partnerships with educational stakeholders to ensure Mi’kmaq learners receive quality education and support services where needed.

    The Director of Education is responsible for overseeing all education programs of the Confederacy and advancing partnerships and initiatives between it and educational stakeholders. An Early Childhood initiative implements programs and oversees recommended services for pre-school aged children to prepare them for elementary school. Our Transitions Coordinator supports successful transitions of Mi’kmaq learners.The First Nation Student Success Program supports students and staff of First Nation schools through assessments of Mi’kmaq learners to support academic needs; development of School Success Plans; and providing support to Band operated school staff and students in literacy, numeracy and administration.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Education, Allan Gillis at agillis@mcpei.ca or call (902) 438-2107.

    Program teamContact information

  • Employment Services

    The Employment Services program provides and administers employment-based programs and services to all Aboriginal people living on PEI including Status and non-Status First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples living on and off reserve across the entire province.

    As a client-focused program, emphasis is on providing the supports clients need to return to work, and or training.

    We partner with key players including: valuable employers, training institutions and government departments, to develop and roll out meaningful initiatives that are interesting, age related and support hands-on career exploration experiences, job opportunities, education and training choices.
    Services are delivered in both urban and rural locations. Service sites are on Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, Charlottetown, and Summerside.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Employment Services, Sherri Barrett at sbarrett@mcpei.ca, or (902) 626-3209

    Program team: Contact Information

     Facebook: MCPEI Employment Services

     Twitter: MCPEI Skills Partnership Fund

  • Event Planning

    Offering high quality, culturally appropriate and cost-effective, event planning services.

    Our Event Planning Services department offers a full-range of specialized planning services for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal government, corporate and community events in the Atlantic region that have an Aboriginal focus or component.

    We have built a successful reputation for planning and facilitating local, regional and national meetings, workshops and conferences on a variety of topics including: health promotion; justice; frontline workers training; natural resources; education; child & family; capacity building; and cultural awareness, to name a few.

    Does your department, organization or company host or plan to host events with an Aboriginal focus or component? Let us work with you to develop a solid plan for success.

    Whether you’re looking for advice, or someone to take it all on, we can help!

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  • Health

    The Health program manages a wide range of programs and services designed to support the health and wellbeing of Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nation members living on-reserve, including: Health Policy; Jordan’s Principle program; Indian Residential School program; and Health Promotion.

    The Health program manages a wide range of programs and services designed to support the health and wellbeing of Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nation members living on-reserve, including: Health Policy; Jordan’s Principle program; Indian Residential School program; and Health Promotion.
    To assure our work focuses on the true needs of PEI First Nation communities, we work closely with them to identify common health issues, concerns and priorities and the best ways to address them. Over the years, we have successfully helped them access more health services and supports; increase rights awareness; increase capacity to better manage their own unique health and safety concerns; and improve the overall members’ health.

    We also advocate for First Nation communities to ensure their voices are heard at the provincial, regional and national level.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Health, Roseanne Sark at rsark@mcpei.ca or (902) 438-2117.

    Program teamContact information

    Jordan’s Principle Facebook page.

  • Indigenous Justice Program

    The Indigenous Justice Program works to create an environment that allows Aboriginal people to self-administer justice by building a traditional justice system based on holistic community values.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Indigenous Justice, Lori St. Onge at lstonge@mcpei.ca, (902) 367-3681

    Program teamContact information

    MCPEI Indigenous Justice Program.

  • Integrated Resource Management

    The Integrated Resource Management (IRM) division is responsible for providing technical advice and assistance for all aspects of resources and resource management including environmental issues. This is reflected by the world view of the Mi’kmaq that views Mother Earth holistically, and that all things are interconnected. Accordingly, the scope of work includes: Marine Fisheries; Food Social and Ceremonial Fisheries (FSC); Watershed Management; Species at Risk; Aquaculture; Hunting; Trapping; Forestry; Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP); Crafts; Culturally Important Wildlife; Fresh Water Fishing; Agriculture; Land Management; Land Use; Duty to Consult (DTC); Drinking Water; Wastewater Management; Wind and Solar Energy; Oil and Gas exploration; Climate Change; and other Environmental Issues as they arise.

    To learn more, contact: Director of  Integrated Resource Management, Randy Angus at rangus@mcpei.ca, (902) 367-3660

    Program team: Contact Information

    @MCPEIIRM

  • Intergovernmental Affairs

    The Intergovernmental Affairs Office is a branch of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy which deals with the initial purpose for the Confederacy’s creation – to serve as a forum to address Mi’kmaq Aboriginal and treaty rights with the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. The office serves to bridge the gap between the Mi’kmaq Governments and the Federal and Provincial Governments by attempting to work in partnership to advance the cause of the Mi’kmaq on PEI. The IGA Office includes the MCPEI Consultation Unit, which fields hundreds of consultation notifications each year from the Federal and Provincial Governments and works to ensure that Mi’kmaq rights are not adversely impacted. The IGA office also works proactively with the other level of government to advance outcomes for the Mi’kmaq in a wide variety of subject matters, all of which are connected to the constitutionally protected rights of the Indigenous Mi’kmaq People.

    Intergovernmental Affairs, Administration, FinanceContact Information

  • Parks Canada-Mi'kmaq Confederacy Strategic Initiatives

    The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and Parks Canada regularly work together toward the accomplishment of their mutual goals.

    Among those goals are the active engagement of PEI First Nations in the management of the Prince Edward Island National Park and National Historic Sites; and the presentation of Mi’kmaq history and culture – at Parks Canada sites and beyond.

    Since 2005, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy and Parks Canada have co-funded and cooperatively managed a position dedicated to the accomplishment of their common objectives: the Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi’kmaq Confederacy – Parks Canada.

    The Manager plays an active role in all aspects of the Confederacy – Parks Canada relationship including promoting effective communication on consultation or engagement issues and developing and managing, for the partners, projects which aim to achieve their mutual goals in a variety of areas.

    To learn more, contact: Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi’kmaq Confederacy-Parks Canada, Jesse Francis at jfrancis@mcpei.ca or (902) 438-2105.

Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI VISION STATEMENT

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

News

Chief Brian Francis Appointed to the Senate of Canada

  The following is distributed by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI For Immediate Release Charlottetown, PEI — 11 October 2018 Chief Brian Francis Appointed to the Senate of Canada The appointment of Chief Brian Francis to the Senate of Canada is being celebrated by the Board of Directors and staff of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of […]

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Mill River – Decision; Appellent’s Factum; Notice of Appeal Documents

  If you’d like to read the Supreme Court of PEI Decision, the Appellent’s Factum from the Application (the Mi’kmaq arguments), or the Notice of Appeal, please see the documents below: Supreme Court of PEI: Mill River Decision (June 2018) Mi’kmaq Arguments: Appellant’s Factum (April 2017) Notice of Appeal: Notice of Appeal (Filed August 2018)

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Mi’kmaq Appeal Mill River Decision

    The following is distributed by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI For Immediate Release Charlottetown, PEI — 30 August 2018   Mi’kmaq Appeal Mill River Decision The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island are appealing the Supreme Court of PEI decision in relation to the Mill River Judicial Review Application. After community engagement and a […]

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Events

Event Planning – Conference Registrations

To Register for Upcoming Event Planning Conferences: Conference Registrations

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People

  • Don MacKenzie Don MacKenzie
    Executive Director & Legal Counsel

    Don MacKenzie

    Executive Director & Legal Counsel

    Don MacKenzie

    Don MacKenzie was born and raised in Charlottetown. He graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biology, and obtained his law degree from Dalhousie University.He practiced law at the Charlottetown firm of Foster Hennessey MacKenzie for 15 years. During that time he worked on many files related to the Mi’kmaq community, including matters on behalf of both the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations.

    He joined the Confederacy in 2006 as its Legal/Band Government Advisor and also assumed the role of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs the following year. He was appointed to the Executive Director position by the MCPEI Board of Directors in January of 2014.

    In addition to taking over the responsibility for the general oversight of the organization, Don continues to undertake the roles of legal counsel and lead negotiator on Aboriginal and treaty rights matters.

    Phone: 902-626-2882
    Email: dmackenzie@mcpei.ca
  • Tracey Cutcliffe Tracey Cutcliffe
    Rights Negotiator; Governance Advisor

    Tracey Cutcliffe

    Rights Negotiator; Governance Advisor

    Tracey Cutcliffe
    Phone: (902) 894-1784
    Email: tcutcliffe@mcpei.ca
  • Tabatha Bernard Tabatha Bernard
    Human Resource Advisor
    Executive Assistant

    Tabatha Bernard

    Human Resource Advisor
    Executive Assistant


    Tabatha Bernard

    Born and raised in Lennox Island PEI, Tabatha has experienced the change in First Nations’ communities that has brought opportunity as well as responsibility for program administration and management.

    Tabatha brings to the MCPEI an understanding of First Nations’ programs. She has over seven years experience in administration of First Nations’ employment and training programs for Lennox Island. Prior to joining the MCPEI, Tabatha worked as the Employment Director for the Lennox Island Band. While working for the Band, Tabatha was elected to the Lennox Island Band Council in 2001.

    Tabatha is a proud mother of four, grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren, and a dedicated professional. She has embraced the opportunity to work for all PEI Mi’kmaq as a Human Resource Advisor and Executive Assistant.

    Phone: 902-438-2102
    Email: tbernard@mcpei.ca
  • Marilyn LeFrank Marilyn LeFrank
    Director of Child and Family Services

    Marilyn LeFrank

    Director of Child and Family Services

    Marilyn LeFrank
    Marilyn LeFrank is the Director of Child and Family Services with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.  She holds degrees from the University of PEI and Memorial University.  Marilyn began her career in child protection on Vancouver Island, BC and has worked as a frontline worker and supervisor in the field of child welfare for over 30 years.  She has been the Director of Child and Family Services with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI since 2007.  Marilyn is on the board of the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, the Child Welfare League of Canada, and is a member of the National Advisory Committee on First Nation Child Welfare Reform.
    Phone: 902-438-2109
    Email: mlefrank@mcpei.ca
  • Kandace McEntee Kandace McEntee
    Director of Economic Development

    Kandace McEntee

    Director of Economic Development

    Kandace McEntee

    Kandace McEntee is the Director of Economic Development with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI. She holds degrees from Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University. Kandace began her career working in economic development with the Province of Prince Edward Island, first in communications and then in trade and export. In 2006, she began working with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency where she has held positions in tourism, enterprise development, and community economic development and infrastructure. Before joining the Confederacy, Kandace had an opportunity to work with the PEI First Nations on several successful community development projects.

    Phone: (902) 894-1781
    Email: kmcentee@mcpei.ca
  • Allan Gillis Allan Gillis
    Director of Education

    Allan Gillis

    Director of Education

    Allan Gillis

    Allan Gillis joined the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI in 2009 as the organization’s Director of Education.  Allan is a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island and completed a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University, New York City.

    Allan has considerable experience in the field of education. He taught for six years in New York City and upon his return to PEI, was employed as the Director of Education with the Lennox Island First Nation for fourteen years where he administered all areas of education within the First Nation.

    As the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island Director of Education, Allan works closely with the Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nation to address identified needs or in a capacity of providing advice and/or advocacy.  As well, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Education Program is mandated to develop partnerships with the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, the PEI Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, as well as other educational stakeholders to ensure Mi’kmaq learners receive a quality education and support services where needed.

    Allan has been a champion for Aboriginal education within Prince Edward Island and may be contacted at the Summerside office of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.

    Phone: 902-438-2107
    Email: agillis@mcpei.ca
  • Sherri Barrett Sherri Barrett
    Director of Employment Services

    Sherri Barrett

    Director of Employment Services

    Sherri Barrett

    Sherri has degrees in Psychology, Human Resources and Human Services, training in Reality Therapy, and has many years of group and family facilitation. Sherri is a certified trainer in Life Skills Training, a facilitator for Developing Capable People with experience in cross cultural training. and TRE provider

    Sherri has spent much of her professional and personal life assisting individuals overcome barriers and to realize their full potential.

    Her strong belief in life-long learning has been developed through over 25 years in the field of human services/social development. She has worked with many individuals from varied backgrounds and life experiences including individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

    Sherri joined the Mi’kmaq Confederacy in 2005 and is the Director of Employment Services.

    Using a holistic and motivational approach Sherri promotes building self esteem, inspiration, encouragement and the celebration of accomplishment.

    Phone: 902-626-3209
    Email: sbarrett@mcpei.ca
  • Irene Gallant Irene Gallant
    Director of Finance

    Irene Gallant

    Director of Finance

    Irene Gallant

    Irene Gallant is the Director of Finance for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.  She joined the Mi’kmaq Confederacy team in August, 2002. Irene has twenty years experience in the Accounting and Office Management field and is a member of the Aboriginal Finance Officers Association of Atlantic Canada. Irene has two teenage boys and resides in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

    Phone: 902-438-2106
    Email: igallant@mcpei.ca
  • Roseanne Sark Roseanne Sark
    Director of Health

    Roseanne Sark

    Director of Health

    Roseanne Sark

    Roseanne Sark is a member of the Lennox Island First Nation and has been employed with Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI since October 2004; positioned as the Director of Health.  Roseanne has a degree in Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in History from Carleton University. She is Certified in Reality Therapy; Certified in Conflict Resolution from the Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies at UPEI and has recently received Reiki Level I.

    Roseanne is part of numerous committees and where she contributes to the well being of First Nations here in PEI. She now serves as the Co-Chair for the Health Policy Planning Forum (HPPF) a Provincial Tripartite Health Forum established under the Mi’kmaq /Federal/Provincial Partnership Accord. Chair of the Regional Housing and Infrastructure Network; and Chairs the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Health Advisory Committee.

    Her motto is “Live life today, why wait until tomorrow”.

    Phone: 902-438-2117
    Email: rsark@mcpei.ca
  • Lori St. Onge Lori St. Onge
    Director of Indigenous Justice

    Lori St. Onge

    Director of Indigenous Justice

    Lori St. Onge

    Lori St. Onge has been the Director of Indigenous Justice for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI since 2007.  She graduated from the University of PEI with a Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Public Administration. She also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management, Conflict Resolution and Circle Keeping. Lori is also a trained Gladue writer.

    Lori is an advocate for restorative justice. A process which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community.  She is a proud Mi’kmaq woman and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation Band.

    Lori sits on numerous committees and boards including the RCMP Commissioner National Aboriginal Advisory Committee. She has been a mentor for the In.Business Program, a mentorship program for Indigenous youth, since 2015. She was appointed to the PEI Human Rights Commission in 2017. Lori was the recipient of the Joan Taavon Award, an international award for her commitment to missing and exploited children.

    Phone: 902-367-3681
    Email: lstonge@mcpei.ca
  • Randy Angus Randy Angus
    Director of Integrated Resource Management

    Randy Angus

    Director of Integrated Resource Management

    Randy Angus

    Randy has over 40 years experience in the Maritimes fishery and aquaculture industry. He has extensive experience in working with both the public and private sectors in resource management, and has a diverse background that covers a variety of species and organizations. He has worked in the administration of research and hatchery facilities, and has over 6 years of experience in Community development, 6 years climate change research, and sustainable development projects.

    He has experience in planning, negotiating, and financing multi-partner projects. He also has experience in regional development projects, and negotiations with all levels of government.

    A firm believer in life long learning, Randy looks forward to new opportunities and activities. He enjoys contributing to the Confederacy team in the protection, enhancement and strengthening of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Prince Edward Island.

    Phone: 902-367-3660
    Email: rangus@mcpei.ca
  • Jesse Francis Jesse Francis
    Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi'kmaq Confederacy-Parks Canada

    Jesse Francis

    Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi'kmaq Confederacy-Parks Canada

    Jesse Francis

    From 2001-2005, on secondment from Parks Canada, Jesse Francis assisted in the development of the Lennox Island Aboriginal Ecotourism programme. As Ecotourism Manager, he was involved in various aspects of the program including; planning, development, implementation and management. From 1997-2002, he worked for Parks Canada as an interpreter.

    Jesse is the Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi’kmaq Confederacy-Parks Canada. Jesse resides in Wellington with his wife and their three children.

    Phone: 902-438-2105
    Email: jfrancis@mcpei.ca
  • Tammy MacDonald Tammy MacDonald
    Director of Research and Outreach; Consultation Negotiation Coordinator

    Tammy MacDonald

    Director of Research and Outreach; Consultation Negotiation Coordinator

    Tammy MacDonald

    Tammy MacDonald has been with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI since February 2005. As the Director of Research and Outreach; Consultation Negotiation Coordinator, she ensures all ancient, historical and traditional or “Living Memory” Mi’kmaq cultural and resource use of all PEI’s land and waterways are taken into account in proposed Federal and Provincial Government projects, on PEI. In her Outreach role, Tammy also creates and coordinates Mi’kmaq Educational Cultural Workshops for Government, academic, or private organizations, and is the Social Media developer for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy.

    As an historian, Tammy is passionate about sharing accurate historical knowledge with as wide an audience as possible. As an Islander, she is passionate about celebrating the cultural diversity of this beautiful province.

     

    Phone: 902-569-6273
    Email: tmacdonald@mcpei.ca
  • Chief Matilda Ramjattan Chief Matilda Ramjattan
    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Matilda Ramjattan

    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Matilda Ramjattan

    Chief Matilda Ramjattan was elected Chief of the Lennox Island First Nation on 01 June 2013. Chief Ramjattan obtained a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in computers from Lexington, Nebraska, USA.  Matilda has specialized training in the emergency management field including: Basic emergency management; ICS 100, 200; EOC, Emergency Public Information; and Project Management Certificate from UPEI.  Matilda has worked in several different areas of health, such as a Medical Transcriptionist for Medical Group in Nebraska; Community Health Link in Massachusetts, in Mental Health. Matilda has served as an executive on the Board of Directors of the Aboriginal Women’s Association and is currently a Co-chair of the MCPEI Board of Directors.

    Matilda has volunteered for many events, like teaching songs in Mi’kmaq, and is a member of the Sunrise Singers women’s drum group. She is active in her church, the Summerside Community Church, as a House Group leader, which she holds on Lennox Island. Matilda is also an Aboriginal Entrepreneur. She and her husband, Allan, own and operate a computer sales and service business, Megadealsrus, in Summerside.

    Matilda is a Band member of Lennox Island, where she resides with her husband. She is the mother of two, Carol and Gerry, and the proud grandmother of seven granddaughters: Amber, Aayliah, Abigail, Autumn, Annabella, Audrina, Alanna, and a brand new grandson, Martin Gerard North Star, born August 22, 2014.

  • Chief Brian Francis Chief Brian Francis
    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Brian Francis

    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Brian Francis

    Chief Brian Francis was first elected Chief of the Abegweit First Nation in August 2007.  He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

    Chief Francis was born September 28, 1957 in Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island. After receiving his early education in Lennox Island and Summerside, he completed four years of apprenticeship training and became a journeyman carpenter. He was the first Aboriginal person in PEI to receive his inter-provincial red seal trade certificate.

    In 1983, he accepted the position as Education Coordinator with the Abegweit First Nation, providing advice and guidance to Aboriginal students. From 1983-1988, he returned to school on a part-time basis with the Maritime School of Social Work. In 1988, he began his career with the Government of Canada when he accepted a position with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown. He served in various capacities with the Federal Government, including eight years as Employment and Issuance Officer and six years as an Employment Counsellor with Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). In 2002, he accepted the position as Aboriginal Coordinator with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and served in that position until his election as Chief and Band Administrator for Abegweit First Nation in August 2007.

    Among his proudest accomplishments is the signing of the Canada-PEI-Mi’kmaq Partnership Agreement.

    Chief Francis and his wife Georgina have three children, Kateri, Shawn and John Ryan. The couple resides in Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island.

  • Councillor Daren Knockwood Councillor Daren Knockwood
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Daren Knockwood

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Daren Knockwood
  • Councillor Jacob Jadis Councillor Jacob Jadis
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Jacob Jadis

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Jacob Jadis
  • Councillor Janet Banks Councillor Janet Banks
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Janet Banks

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Janet Banks
  • Councilior Mary Moore-Phillips Councilior Mary Moore-Phillips
    Board of Directors

    Councilior Mary Moore-Phillips

    Board of Directors

    Councilior Mary Moore-Phillips
  • Councillor Richard Guimond Councillor Richard Guimond
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Richard Guimond

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Richard Guimond

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Contact Us

Email: mail@mcpei.ca Toll-free: 1-877-884-0808

Communications and Outreach programming contact:  Tammy MacDonald    902-626-2882;   communications@mcpei.ca

Mi’kmaq Confederacy
Summerside Offices
200 Read Drive
Summerside, PE
C1N 5N7
Tel: (902) 436-5101
Fax (902) 436-5655
Mi’kmaq Confederacy
Charlottetown Offices
PolyClinic,Suite 501
199 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 1L2
Tel: (902) 626-2882
Fax: (902) 367-3779