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MCPEI ABORIGINAL JUSTICE COORDINATOR WINS PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, November 27, 2007 – Lori St. Onge, Aboriginal Justice Coordinator with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI), was recently named winner of the 2007 Joan Taavon Award, a prestigious international award that recognizes work with missing and exploited children.

MCPEI ANNOUNCES ABORIGINAL MULTI-SPORT PROGRAM

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) is pleased to announce they have secured a facility to deliver a Multi-Sport program for Aboriginal youth in the Charlottetown area.

PEI First Nations Governments see Announcement of Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat as Positive step

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, OCTOBER 17, 2007 - PEI First Nations Governments today responded to the first Provincial Budget tabled by the Ghiz Government, calling the creation of an Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat a positive step in the process towards the greater partnership between both levels of government.

MCPEI PRAISES RESULTS OF PROVINCIAL MUSEUM STUDY

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, NOVEMBER 16, 2008 - The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) is praising the results of a comprehensive study that calls for significant Aboriginal involvement in new provincial museum.

“Recognizing the contributions and culture of Prince Edward Island and telling the unique Island story would not be complete without showcasing the history and heritage of the Mi’kmaq,” said Chief Darlene Bernard, Chief of Lennox Island First Nation and co-chair of MCPEI Board of Directors.

MCPEI PARTICIPATES IN FORESTRY DAY 2008

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, NOVEMBER 18, 2008 - The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) participated in Forestry 2008 this past Saturday in Grand River, as part of the Government of PEI’s annual forestry demonstration.

MCPEI WARN PEI FIRST NATIONS OF TELEPHONE SCAM

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, April 4, 2008 – The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) is warning PEI First Nations and all Islanders of a potential telephone scam.

PEI Mi’kmaq Governments disappointed with Official Opposition comments in Provincial Legislature, request meeting

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, May 12, 2008 – Leaders of PEI Mi’kmaq Governments today expressed extreme disappointment with Opposition Leader Olive Crane following comments made last Wednesday in the Legislature concerning Aboriginal Affairs and First Nations governance in the province.

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI to host traditional bannock breakfast to mark National Day of Action

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, May 27, 2008– The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island will host a traditional bannock breakfast on Thursday, May 29 to mark National Day of Action. The event will take place at the Ogosig Native Friendship Centre, 178 Water Street in Charlottetown beginning at 9:30am.

First Nations leaders across the country have designated May 29 a National Day of Action – a day devoted to unity between all First Nations and Canadians and to raise awareness on issues facing First Nations peoples.

LORI ST. ONGE PARTICIPATES IN DEVELOPMENT AND RELEASE OF MISSING CHILDREN PUBLICATION

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, June 5, 2008 – Lori St. Onge, Aboriginal Justice Coordinator with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI), recently returned from the 2008 National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony in Washington D.C, where she participated in the development and release of the publication “You’re Not Alone: the Journey from Abduction to Empowerment”.

First issue of Kwimu Messenger Provincial Edition to be released Wednesday

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, January 23, 2008 – The first edition of the Kwimu Messenger – The Voice for Prince Edward Island Mi’kmaq – was released today.

The Kwimu (pronounced Gwim-oo) Messenger will be a monthly publication which will focus on the news and stories concerning PEI Mi’kmaq. The paper will be produced by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and PEI Mi’kmaq Governments (Lennox Island First Nation and Abegweit First Nation). It will be published and distributed by Island Press Ltd.