Author: Tammy MacDonald

Moving Forward Together with the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island

by Tammy MacDonald

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release January 15, 2019 — Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are committed to working with the PEI Mi’kmaq towards a renewed government-to-government-to-government relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Today, the Honorable Carolyn Bennett, […]

First Prince Edward Island Indigenous Artisan Market

by Tammy MacDonald

  The diverse creative talents of many Indigenous artisans from across P.E.I. will be on display in Charlottetown Sunday. Beadwork, paintings, dreamcatchers, necklaces, quillwork, photography, leather medicine wheels and Christmas décor, are among the items being sold at the first Prince Edward Island Indigenous Artisan Market….For more information: Indigenous Artisans Market (Dec 2018)

Chief Brian Francis Appointed to the Senate of Canada

by Tammy MacDonald

  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 […]

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

by Tammy MacDonald

  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)

Mi’kmaq Appeal Mill River Decision

by Tammy MacDonald

    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 […]

Community Information Memo from Chiefs – Mill River Decision

by Tammy MacDonald

  (The Supreme Court of PEI decision: Link to Supreme Court of PEI Decision ) Mill River Decision   Information Memo to Community Members From: Chief Brian Francis and Chief Matilda Ramjattan June 25, 2018   Earlier today, Justice Gordon Campbell released his decision on our application for a judicial review of the province’s decision […]

PEI Mi’kmaq Chiefs Respond to Mill River Decision

by Tammy MacDonald

              The following is distributed by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI   For Immediate Release Charlottetown, PEI — 25 June 2018   PEI Mi’kmaq Chiefs Respond to Mill River Decision   The Mi’kmaq have been provided with the decision of Justice Gordon Campbell in relation to the Mill River Judicial Review […]

Restorative Justice Agreement Signed

by Tammy MacDonald

  RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN FISHERIES AND OCEANS, THE PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE AND THE MI’KMAQ CONFEDERACY OF P.E.I. PEI – April 10, 2018 The Government of Canada is committed to working with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) to support Restorative Justice efforts. Today, the MCPEI, the Lennox Island First Nation, the […]

Our Indigenous Justice Program Releases Resource Guide

by Tammy MacDonald

  Providing a general introduction to justice issues for people who work with Indigenous clients in the Atlantic Canadian justice system, the Guide is entitled “Bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice” In the first half, this excellent resource provides an overview of the post-colonial experiences of Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada, and explores the […]

Chief Ramjattan and Chief Francis meet with Officials in Ottawa

by Tammy MacDonald

  See photos for details:     Chief Francis and Chief Ramjattan meet with Minister Lawrence MacAulay and MP’s Sean Casey and Wayne Easter to discuss matters of importance for the Mi’kmaq Governments and the Government of Canada.         Chief Ramjattan and Chief Francis meet with Senator Griffin and Senator Downe in […]