Author: Tammy MacDonald

Aboriginal Awareness Week: Islanders express strong support for the Mi’kmaq people

by Tammy MacDonald

Aboriginal Awareness Week: Islanders express strong support for the Mi’kmaq people However, lack of knowledge of Mi’kmaq issues presents a risk to governments May 22, 2019 – Charlottetown, PEI While Islanders are supportive of the Mi’kmaq and issues such as reconciliation, self-government and the recognition of Aboriginal and treaty rights, Islanders are also expressing the […]

Statement to the Community from the PEI Mi’kmaq Leadership/the Abegweit and Lennox Island Councils On the Mill River Case

by Tammy MacDonald

As many of you are aware, our appeal of the “Mill River” duty to consult case was in the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal last week.  On Tuesday our lawyers made their presentation to support our position that the Province breached its duty to meaningfully consult the Mi’kmaq before the sale of the Mill […]

Mi’kmaq Confederacy Pleased With Gladue Appeal Decision

by Tammy MacDonald

For Immediate Release Charlottetown, PEI — 19 February 2019 Mi’kmaq Confederacy Pleased With Gladue Appeal Decision A Supreme Court of PEI Appeal decision on Friday is being applauded by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.  The Appeal Court found that Chief Provincial Judge Nancy Orr erred in refusing to accept the systemic factors that would reduce […]

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 […]