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Brian Francis elected chief of Abegweit First Nation

SCOTHFORT, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AUGUST 16, 2007 – Brian Francis, 49, of Rocky Point, PEI has been elected chief of Abegweit First Nation Band.

Chief Francis said he is very honoured to serve Abegweit Band members and is committed to working hard to build a strong, united and transparent government.

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

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.

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”.

Brian Francis elected chief of Abegweit First Nation

SCOTHFORT, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AUGUST 16, 2007 – Brian Francis, 49, of Rocky Point, PEI has been elected chief of Abegweit First Nation Band.

Chief Francis said he is very honoured to serve Abegweit Band members and is committed to working hard to build a strong, united and transparent government.

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.

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.

First issue of Kwimu Messenger to be released

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.