The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI congratulates participants in the Abegweit First Nation Election

by Tammy MacDonald

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI congratulates participants in the Abegweit First Nation Election; Junior Gould – elected Chief

Charlottetown PEI,  — June 15, 2019

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI is congratulating the participants in the Abegweit First Nation election, held June 14, 2019. Voting in the election was open to all Band members, on and off reserve.  In particular, the Confederacy welcomes the election of Junior Gould as Chief. Chief Gould had previously held the position from 2003-2007. Jacob Jadis was re-elected as a Band Councillor. Sheri Bernard and Chris Jadis were elected as first time Band Councillors.

“On behalf of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, I would like to congratulate Chief Gould, and Councillors Jadis, Bernard and Jadis on their successful election”, said Don MacKenzie, Executive Director of the Confederacy. “And to all who put their names forward, you are to be commended for taking part in the democratic process.”

The Confederacy extends its sincere appreciation to outgoing Councillor Daren Knockwood, who did not reoffer, for his many contributions during his multiple terms on Band Council.

The Abegweit First Nation Band Council and the Lennox Island First Nation Band Council are the two Mi’kmaq Governments on Prince Edward Island, which are the official representatives of all PEI Mi’kmaq. The two Band Councils also form the Board of Directors of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.

For more information contact:

Don MacKenzie: 902-626-2882, dmackenzie@mcpei.ca

Visit our web site at http://www.mcpei.ca/

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